a belated introduction

this blog arose from my own need to process how my identity as a stone fem lesbian was damaged and suppressed beneath the burden of varying traumas - traumas sustained both through the generalised experience of misogyny and lesbophobia found in both heterosexual and ‘queer’ communities, and through my own personal experiences of abuse and violation … Continue reading a belated introduction


categorised in the lesbian herstory archives as “survival literature”, lesbian-themed pulp fiction novels flourished through the 1940s-1960s in america. at a time when being a lesbian was still illegal, these cheap, quickly consumable books were the only representation available - and for many, the only connection they had to a sense of lesbian identity at all. the wiki entry is … Continue reading lesbian pulp fiction: adam and two eves

lesbian pulp fiction: adam and two eves

bulldagger of the season 1981, honey lee cottrell “the context that I created for the bulldagger centrefold was lifted from the playboy centrefold. the response to that picture was amplified by the context of presentation in a lesbian sex magazine [on our backs].  those of us who are urbane east and west coast dwellers were prepared to … Continue reading bulldagger of the season: honey lee cottrell

bulldagger of the season: honey lee cottrell

"Some modern lesbian philosophers, such as Marilyn Frye, have lamented the lack of a lesbian sexual language and the paucity of lesbian sexual codes and rituals. I have always been struck by the ahistorical quality of this yearning for a public lesbian sexual self, since lesbian life in America from at least the thirties through … Continue reading

nails have always had a particularly resonant power for me - some of my earliest impressions of feminine glamour are memories of outrageously long, bright nails on actresses in movies that were impossible to ignore as they gesticulated and spoke.   now they are one way I signify my high stone femness. they emphasize my … Continue reading


is there anything so fine on this fine earth as an older butch? you’re irresistible. the way you smile, the way you cock your hips as you stand and the way you love, tender and rough, your fingertips and tongue skilled from years of practice. it is always you that catches my eye the most, … Continue reading fine