I found the following individuals to be succinct on the topic of women dressing in men’s clothing; don’t even need to add anything:
“Never for one second while wearing men’s clothing or any other type of clothing, do I feel like I want to be a man. There is nothing about becoming a heterosexual man that is in any way appealing to me. I wear ‘men’s clothing’ because I like the aesthetic. I feel
sexier in a button-down and a bow-tie than I ever have in a dress. I am drawn to men’s clothing because it allows me to be in control of how my body and person are perceived.
In men’s clothing, no one has visual ownership of my curves, breasts, behind, or any other part of my body. (Why do we have to gender items of clothing so hard anyway?) Like calm
down everyone, the world isn’t going to spin out of the galaxy. They’re just clothes.” – Gabrielle Rivera
“What makes a men’s shirt a men’s shirt and not a women’s shirt? What exactly is the difference? If it’s the cut, shouldn’t I shop for what cut fits my body best? So if I choose a shirt that’s cut to fit my body best, and it happens to be from the J. Crew men’s department, does that mean I’m trying to make the world believe I’m a man?
No. It means I choose to wear clothing that fits my body the way I was born. What makes a tie or a bowtie ‘men’s’? Is it because historically they were only worn by men? Historically we also wore wool bathing suits! Historically doesn’t matter anymore. Ties don’t belong to men. Ties are an accessory–just like a scarf, watch or belt–that don’t have a gender. Once you de-gender-ize clothing, all you see is a person.” – LK Weiss
Plus, boxers are comfy.
It’s cold. The appropriate weather for this post I warrant.
The scent was prevalent in the air, tickled my nose and senses into awareness. I groggily opened my eyes and found my mouth smooshed up against her left cheek. There was a patch of drool on it too. Oops I gingerly wiped it off so as to not disturb her sleep. Her mouth was slightly open and her chest rose and fell gently with every breath she took. Her skin smelt like sleep and rosewater. I stealthily pushed my nose into her hair and snorted in the scent of the coconut oil product she used. I looked to see if my snuffling had woken her up. It had. She stared at me for a few seconds before leaning forward and licking the side of my cheek.
My face impassive I asked, “Marmozets or Modern Day Escape?”
“Marmozets”, she replied in a sleepy cuddly voice. “Also, why’d you stop sniffing my hair? Resume.”
With that said, she rolled onto me and positioned her head below my chin.
Originally posted on Shawn L. Bird:
a stunned staring
with a grin that expands
from mouth to feet
’til even toes are smiling
as kindly sharing
from then to now
’til familiarity leads
transcending miles and
knowing paths will cross
International Women’s Day Celebrations: Sauti za Mabinti, Mar. 8 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium
Originally posted on Nairobi Now :: arts, culture and events:
Date: March 8, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
SAUTI ZA MABINTI
Young women artists come together in a two-part production bringing to stage a diversity of artistic skills in performance poetry, spoken word, femcee, hip hop, rap, neo-soul and afro-fusion.
Kike Tele, an initiative that collects and tells stories about women, presents ‘The Edge of Womanhood’. The show is a performance piece scripted poetically that explores different stereotypes of women revealing the fallacy of stereotypes.
Performers include: Mwende Ngao, Rein, Raya, Amare Poete, Namatsi Lukoye.
Sauti za Mabinti is a platform to empower and promote young female artists.
‘The Phenomenal Women’ will be emceed by Anitah Raey, poet and presenter with Ghetto radio on the NiajeNiaje.
Performers will include: Her-She, Latisha aka Laty, Shikow Femi One, Samantha M-ill, Vivian Kenya, Basilica Wairimu ‘Taamic’, Lilian Ayanga aka Pluto and Judy Ogake aka Sugar.