Dirty Martini, a New York based burlesque legend, is in the upcoming size issue of V Magazine. Shot by Karl Lagerfeld, what I love about the images is that is brings together a fat femme with Coco Chanel, a designer who had a great deal of influence on one of my earliest Femme icons, my grandmother. I can see several of Grandmother's cherished accessories adorning Dirty in the image below.
“We’re fierce but not nuts, we’re the Sharks!”–Leah, Epsiode 8 of FemmeCast
There’s so much to be excited for in 2009!
Episode 8: That’s My Jam! Running time: 62 minutes.
In this episode host Bevin Branlandingham and FemmeCast contributors discuss what’s exciting about 2009.
Femme Shark Correspondent Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and her BBFFF and co-founder Zuleikha Mahmood debut their latest addition to the Queer Lexicography, JAM!
“The reason why the Jam is such a great term is it’s better than any other term out there for the transmasculine genitalia. The Jam is something you want to get up in. We’re talking about the JAMvantage.”–Leah and Zuleikha
Zuleikha (left) is totally wearing a SHARK HAT
Special guest Sea Creature Ally Giant Squid, Amir, talks up the transmasculine first person account of using the term Jam and ways trans people can work to become comfortable with their bodies.
“Embracing the Jam is a way to become a good Sea Creature Ally to the Femme Sharks because it’s all about loving our bodies, embracing our bodies and using humor as a way to resist.”
We debut the Cripping Femme Series with a piece by series curator, Leslie Freeman!
Tara’s Fatshion report highlights her new love for wearing red, white and blue “Now with 20% less irony!”
Featured music by Dance Yourself to Death and Athens Boys Choir!
FemmeCast: The Queer Fat Femme Podcast Guide to Life is a FREE audio newsmagazine for Queer Fat Femmes, Fatshionistas of all sexualities and Queers of all genders. Hosted by Bevin Branlandingham with a cadre of regular contributors, we’re discussing dating, fat fashion, social justice, friendships, sex, gender, tranny talk, culture, travel, community and feature new music by Queer artists. A whimsical This American Life meets a radical queer how-to novel with MTV generation timing, FemmeCast will keep listeners laughing, connected and inspired. Available for download 24/7 at Femme-Cast.com