Welcome, everyone! I am so incredibly excited to launch Formidable Femme today. This website started as a small spark in the back of my brain many months ago, and since then has made it’s way to the forefront of my thoughts as I get ready to graduate college and think about what I’m doing next.
As I mentioned in my About page, I wanted to create Formidable Femme as a place where my love for sexuality and writing could coalesce. Sexuality is a source of neverending fascination and wonder for me – as a queer woman and an educator, I’m saturated by discussions of queerness and healthy sexuality all the time, and I’m always looking to learn more. I’ve also had a life-long love affair with writing – since my childhood, I’ve loved writing in any capacity. The only thing missing from the sex toy reviewer equation was the sex toys themselves – and then when I discovered the wonders of my first vibrator, everything fell into place.
Since then, I’ve spent a potentially embarrassing amount of free time reading sex toy reviews, trying to learn the best ways to break into the sexuality writing sphere, and testing out sex toys themselves. I’ve been so inspired by some of my favorite sexuality educators and sex toy reviewers – Hey Epiphora, The Redhead Bedhead, Emmeline Peaches, Bex Talks Sex, Artemisia FemmeCock, Naughty Reenie, Dangerous Lilly, Lorax of Sex, and Apricot Creams, just to name a few – and realized that this was something I could do as well. It’s taken me a while to get to this point, but I couldn’t be happier to get started.
I also wanted to create Formidable Femme as a place where my intersectional identities could come together to help me carve out my own unique place on the internet. As a queer femme woman, a survivor, and someone living with a mental illness, I hope to draw on my experiences to give you all, my lovely readers, an intersectional perspective on sexuality and gender. To help keep Formidable Femme diverse, I also want to draw on the intersectional identities and unique experiences of my friends and invite them to write guest reviews and posts – I feel lucky to have an amazing support system and already have interest from folks who are more than willing to go on this journey with me.
I couldn’t be happier to start this new adventure, and I thank you so much for taking the time to read this introductory post! In the next few days I’ll be posting my first review and continuing to work on expanding the website. In the meantime, please feel free to follow me on Twitter and let me know what you’d like to see from Formidable Femme!