The beginning…[revisited]

Well I thought I would write a bit on my first blog (ever) after having been occasionally reading Jezebel, AutoStraddle, Racialicious and Angryasianman for a while now. All of those above mentioned blogs have been inspiring even if I haven’t quite totally agreed with some posts, not to mention Latoya Peterson’s speech on Otelia Cromwell day last year at my college was incredible.

Oh, I’m a Smith College student by the way, although if you’re reading this you might already know me. Or not, and that’s completely fine too…you’ll get to know me through this blog 🙂 Smith is doing very well on its way to making a better-informed person and a [baby] enthusiast of social justice, women’s rights, sexuality, civil rights for people of color and religion (both of these and interconnected, I’ll post a bit about both I promise!). Or so I think. I expect to know a lot more by the time I graduate and onwards since learning never stops unless you defy it. But that’s another story.

Oh, let’s get back to why I created the blog…slight digression there, hope you’ll forgive me. Classy. As. Femme. I suppose I’ll explain now. Classy, elegant, sophisticated: all what I aspire to be, and thus will keep the language of this blog clean as a starter. Those however, are end goals so it might take awhile. Femme: I do identify as a cis-gendered female and do dress feminine most days, although I wouldn’t necessarily say I identify as “femme”. So why the title? I would say that I identify as feminine and the shortened name does have another meaning, but for the purpose of this blog it’s just the shortened version of the longer word.

It’s been slightly less than a month since I started this blog and I’m proud of my baby [blog] hehe. A lot of my posts are grief-related as currently I am grieving the loss of a friend. For the short time my blog has been around, I think it’s doing pretty well and for the most part, it’s keeping up with the topics I have listed above that I want to write about. Thanks, zero to hero writing challenge for helping me reflect on this blog and fine-tune it for 2014. Here’s to a better blogging year!

Have a cup of tea and keep warm, it’s getting cold, at least where I am.


About Classyasfemme

"Those of us with the power to speak must speak" -Staceyann Chin College student doing some reflecting and soul-searching. Will occasionally write about the immigrant diaspora, sexuality, religion, social justice, loss, and offer advice. Most of the time it will be scrambling for answers to questions I don't know the answers to. I write as a way to express what otherwise might be forgotten in passing. I write to heal, I write to forgive, and I write for equality. Thanks for reading about bits and bobs of my little life. Keep on smiling. Profile picture is a series of body art photos done by Chinese artist Huang Yan by the way. Feel free to look him up if you're curious. View all posts by Classyasfemme

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