Category Archives: Butch Love

Cherifa, Moroccan Butch

I finally got around to watching  Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles, directed by Jennifer Baichwal. I wanted to watch it because I’d heard that there was an interview in it with Cherifa (Amina Bakalia), writer Jane Bowles’ Moroccan butch … Continue reading

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BUTCH: Not Like the Other Girls by SD Holman

Although it’s never really left completely, butch identity is making a glorious comeback. Mia Jagpal and Telus Storyhive presents this documentary video about SD Holman and the making of her groundbreaking, gorgeous, photographic book, BUTCH: Not Like the Other Girls.

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Gladys Bentley, Butch Harlem Renaissance Blues Singer

Gladys Bentley AKA Bobbie Bentley, 1907 – 1960, USA. (Biography from the Butch Lesbians Coloring Book series) Gladys Bentley was a renowned blues singer during the 1920s and 30s, a pianist and entertainer during the Harlem Renaissance. Gladys played piano … Continue reading

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Baby Butch, Margo Rivera-Weiss

I’ve been crazy busy writing butch biographies and drawing for the second coloring book in our series,  Butch Lesbians of the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Book. I finally started inking one of the seven drawings I’ll be contributing … Continue reading

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Butch Spreadsheet!

I’m working on a little project in which I needed to was seriously compelled to create a spreadsheet of butches from the 1920s through the 1940s. There was much swooning on my part. Which butch lesbians from that era rock your boat? … Continue reading

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