'Butch' a Photo Book By Kanithea Powell"I wanted to create something that moved people to conversation," Powell told The Huffington Post. "People talk all the time about how a butch woman is ‘supposed’ to dress and look. Well, these aren’t your typical flannel, mullet having, boot-wearing butches. This book forces you to rip the blinders off your eyes and look around and see how things are changing." - Huffington Post
You can buy the book here
But also there ain’t nothin wrong with those flannel wearing boot having, mullet owning butches - they are still hot. Their way of being butch is valid, just as valid as all other types of butches.
Charlotte Stokley & Aurielle Summers
When you walk into the room, you’re mostly unnoticed, slipping into shadows before the door closes. Your shoulders are broad, your boots are clunky, but you still have managed to be quiet, to become almost forgotten inside of the crowd.
You’ve come alone and spent the night nursing hard liquor. Sucking on the ice cubes after the drink is gone.
You’re looking. Not talking, not nervously tapping, not listening to the music. Looking. And you see me.
Cleavage spilling out from my dress, wobbling on heels I don’t wear very often, eyeliner starting to smudge. Also alone, but trying not to seem like I am.
How long have you been watching? It takes me a while to notice. But time is different inside places like these. It’s impossible to know.
Your eyes are obvious. I know that look.
You’ve done this before. Many nights, maybe every weekend for years. How many girls have trembled, have shaken, as they see you looking at them? How many have mutely followed you outside, stepping over cigarette butts and broken beer bottles to get to the back of the building? You don’t have to say anything; their lips are desperate to kiss yours, they are wet and ready and your fingers don’t fumble as you pull up their skirts and push aside their panties.Read more