Warpaint: memoirs of a femme

I am still balancing what makeup I wear and how and when I use it.

The Queerness

For many, makeup can be critical in constructing their queer identity. For others, it is constrictive. Danni Glover considers the role cosmetics play in her own identity.


Before I start this column, let me just put my face on. There! That’s better. As I write, I am wearing a new lipstick in an orangey-red hue that I thought wouldn’t suit me, purchased on a whim in a premium brand’s sale. I am leaving traces of tangerine promise on my coffee cup, on the tip of the pen I keep in my diary, on my lover’s forehead as I raced out the door. I look good. I feel good. I like the boldness of my tinted eyebrows next to the sensual fuzz of my undercut; the sweep of warm pink blush gesturing to the metal hoops in my nose; lacquered nails hammering out a queer discourse on my computer. I like…

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About Fairy JerBear

A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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