Are you kidding! There's way too much plaid for you to be straight! I get that alot too, that's why I started dying my bangs bright colors.You look fabulous, btw!
Totally loving the skirt (and the whole look!) ....You know I luvs ya, Bex.... but ..... how is it you "look straight"? I didn't know we had a look :P ;) (TIC)
no way I agree with Cheri way too much plaid to be straighthow does one look straight anyway?
@Cheri, I agree with having bright hair - thats why I had pink hair for so long!@VintageGrrl and @Fee... Its a tricky one to answer. Maybe I should I do a post on heteronormative privilege and assumptions? LOL, kidding!Its not that I look straight, its that I no longer look 'queer'. When I had short pink hair other queers could (half the time) pick me as one of them - now, not so much...I also get 'straight' people assuming I have a boyfriend/husband when I say partner, etc etc.I pass as more 'straight' than 'queer', and it makes me feel uncomfortable. I'm not dissing straight people, its just bizarre that people would think I am too?
I definitly understand the "looking straight". I wear mostly dresses and often have longer hair and people always assume I'm straight unless I have my partner with me [sigh]...
I once had a si-ro-set skirt in black-watch tartan (do they still have black-watch tartan?) Sigh... Si-ro-set skirts always behaved themselves so well. Very neat. Now very ironic. Love the look.
Well, I think you look like a hot queer femme. Love the new orange hair on you, and the do.But I totally get the invisibility - everyone but the terminally straight assuming (sadly usually docs) read Clare as a dyke; but I get 'are you married', what does you husband/BF do' all the time. It seems to me that hair is the HUGEST defining thing - like you said, when you had short pink hair, you were read as queerer than with the longer hair. Boo.
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