Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home.
In 1994 Kate Bornstein chronicled their experience as a trans woman who is a femme lesbian in their book Gender Outlaw.
As femme has moved into the mainstream, it has also been connected to notions of emotional labor, witchcraft and self-empowerment.
15 Based on the understanding of "femme" as describing a person (not necessarily a woman) who presents femininely, the expression "women and femmes " is sometimes used, but it has been criticized as conflating two different categories of identity.
A b "What We Mean When We Say "Femme A Roundtable".