Aprill Showers
“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” - T.S. Elliot.

I'm Aprill. I spell my name with two LL's. 20-something. Visual Artist. College Grad. Aspiring Art Therapist.
Most importantly I am a Lover. A lover of : art, music, culture, poetry, my amazing lady, the lgbtq community, cinema, lolita fashion, anime, cosplay, pugs, tea, longboarding, and connecting with the world.

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Reclaiming Femme: Queer Women of Colour and Femme Identity

Femme identity can be a source of self-esteem, and a way to heal the negative messages that white, heterosexist, patriarchal society imposes on queer women of colour. For femmes of colour particularly, affirming one’s beauty in the face of colonization’s internalized hate has revolutionary potential. By reclaiming femininity on their own terms, femmes of colour redefine the concept into an affirming gender expression that rejects both compulsory heterosexuality and white supremacy.

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