Posts tagged queer
Month 2: Femme Labor

I recently laid in my apartment catching up on the quarterly print magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture from Bitch Media when I came across a citation for the origin of the term “emotional labor.” It struck me. As someone who thinks and talks about emotional labor frequently I’d never thought about where the concept came from…

The citation was The Managed Heart by sociologist and academic Arlie Russell Hochschild (University of California Press, Berkeley, 1983). Fast forward a few weeks and an interlibrary loan later, and I was back to laying in my apartment, this time reading The Managed Heart to see what I could learn about emotional labor from an academic and historical perspective.

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Can Femme Invisibility Be a Superpower?

Sometimes, we bypass fighting the villain altogether. We’re above exerting any energy that isn’t spent fostering each other’s femme glory. We’re not even invisible on the bus, at school, or at the bar; we’re off having our own party, eating delicious food, dancing, singing, and praising each other’s highly developed femme aesthetics where they can’t touch us. We use our heightened superpower to build our collective strength.

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Walking The Walk: The MF Therapy Blog

This is me walking the walk: taking up space, using our voices, and leaning into our passions and our creativity. Not waiting until we have everything just so (although I have put a good amount of thought into this). Believing in ourselves. Being gentle with ourselves. Taking the body with us. Working through what comes up in place of pushing through. Centering our whole self rather than outcomes or output.

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