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Kiki Funch – alternative lesbian blog

25 Nov

I’ve recently joined Kiki Funch, an alternative lesbian, bi and queer blog for bad bitches like you and us as a blogger. You can check out the website here. Kiki Funch is also on Facebook, so like our page if you’re interested, and follow us on Twitter. We’re just stating out, so stay tuned for some alternative (and funny and sassy and sexy) musings, images and videos on lesbian and queer culture.

All Quiet on the Blogging Front

13 Feb

For the last four months I have been very quiet on the blogging front. Life, work and other projects seemed to take up all my time. But I haven’t stopped writing (even if I have haven’t been blogging). In November I started writing a column – “Queer Perspectives” for the online version of Lip Magazine, an Australian feminist magazine based in Melbourne, Victoria. This has been a wonderful opportunity to hone my writing skills and style. And hopefully my perspective on the world and my experiences have contributed in some way to the body of feminist, female oriented, and queer discourse.

In my first article Talking Sexuality and Relationships with the Golden Oldies, I wrote the positive experiences I have had when discussing sexual orientation and same sex relationships with older people.

Perhaps you can check out Lip Magazine for yourself.

Current Topics of Interest

22 May

These are a few topics of interest that I am currently reading about and researching for a couple of novels / stories I am working on.

– Same-sex love between women and romantic friendships in the 18th and early 19th centuries
– Novelists (female and male) that wrote about the above
– Cross Dressing women in the 18th century, particularly those that joined the military
– The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in relation to British and French relations in India

– Equality and women’s rights in 1930’s in the USSR
– British and French women and men who travelled (and moved to) the USSR in the 1930’s

Lesbian Pulp Fiction Novel – Journey to A Woman – Ann Bannon

20 Mar

This is the first (and only – I really want to get my hands on some more) lesbian pulp fiction novel from the heyday of pulp fiction (it was published in 1960) I have read. I love the cover art for this novel. Although this a re-release by Cleis Press from the 2000’s, it still evokes something of retro lesbian romance.

I have had a long fascination with the artwork of pulp fiction covers, especially those depicting beautiful and glamorous femme fatales, and lesbian romances. There is something fascinating and enthralling about the style, colours and scenes depicted. And I have to admit I love the kitschness in the titles and scenes. There is a sexuality, but no actual sex is depicted, and terribly titilating!

Links
Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_a_Woman

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Lesbian Lady Scientist & Writer

16 Jul

I’m a red lipstick wearing, pin-up girl loving alternative feminist, scientist and writer. I’m out and proud about my sexuality. I am engaged to my wonderful girlfriend of fours years. I love pin-up girls of the 1940’s & 1950’s, particularly the alluring mixture of beauty, subtle sexuality, femininity and confidence. I also admire burlesque (including retro style burlesque) and the Rockabilly culture. I like also the fashion and style of the 40’s & 50’s along with alternative fashion. I’m also a feminist who stands for many ideals including – equal rights, human & civil rights, animal rights, socialism, environmentalism & conservation, social justice, acceptance of all people, the end of war and violence and encouragement of scientific, health & medical research. Professionally I am a scientist and former research student (in medical/health research) and I aspire to become a fully fledged science, health and medical writer. My dream is to write about science for a female audience and specifically a lesbian/bisexual/queer/transgendered audience. In this blog I wish to explore being a lesbian scientist along with my other diverse interests.

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