By Ivan Coyote,Zena Sharman
Lambda Literary Award finalist
American Library organization Stonewall Honor Book
In the summer season of 2009, butch author and storyteller Ivan Coyote and gender researcher and femme dynamo Zena Sharman wrote down a wish-list in their favorite queer authors; they desired to proceed and extend the butch-femme dialog. the result's Persistence: All methods Butch and Femme. The tales in those pages face up to basic definitions. the folk in those tales defy reductive stereotypes and rigid different types. The pages during this e-book describe the lives of a massive range of individuals whose hearts additionally pounded for a few cause the 1st time they learn or heard the phrases "butch" or "femme."
Contributors corresponding to Jewelle Gomez (The Gilda Stories), Thea Hillman (Intersex), S. undergo Bergman (Butch is a Noun), Chandra Mayor (All the beautiful Girls), Amber sunrise (Sub Rosa), Anna Camilleri (Brazen Femme), Debra Anderson (Code White), Anne Fleming (Anomaly), Michael V. Smith (Cumberland), and Zoe Whittall (Bottle Rocket Hearts) discover the parameters, historical past, and tool of a large number of butch and femme realities. it is a raucous, insightful, horny, and infrequently risky examine what the phrases butch and femme can suggest in today’s ever-shifting gender panorama, with one eye at the previous and the opposite on what's to come.
Includes a foreword via Joan Nestle, well known femme writer and editor of The power hope: A Femme-Butch Reader, a landmark anthology initially released in 1992.
Ivan E. Coyote is the writer of 7 books (including the radical Bow Grip, an American Library organization Stonewall Honor ebook) and a long-time muser at the trappings of the two-party gender system.
Zena Sharman is the assistant director of Canada's nationwide Institute of Gender and Health.