Writer and femme hero Dorothy Allison read our book. Here’s what she had to say about it:
“Reading Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme is like attending a dinner party with people you never got the chance to talk to before—fascinating, brave, insightful people—some of whom are very well known and others are simply the people you want to get to know. All of them talk frankly and with genuine courage about what it means to live outside the norms of society. From the introduction by Joan Nestle to the closing commentary by Ivan E. Coyote, these are entries that examine the daily lives of contemporary gender revolutionaries with reference to both the history and the myths of Femme/Butch existence. It is a manifesto and an invitation. Read Persistence and look again at what you thought you knew and get to know some of the people that will be defining what it means to be revolutionary in the coming decades.”
Powerful words from a writer who has inspired us and so many of the contributors during our journeys in femme and butch. Dorothy, you always have a seat at our dinner table.