The lack of lesbian role models has always astounded me, especially when compared to the amount of famous gay men that one can easily count on both hands. If I ask my straight female friends to think of a famous femme lesbian, or any lesbian, they are quite simply stumped.
I want femme lesbians to be recognised for who we are, to be acknowledged, accepted, and respected. I do not want to be seen as my partner's sister, and I do not want to be viewed as not truly belonging to the lesbian community.
If asked to think of a lesbian, most people's thoughts drift to the stereotypical image of a butch lesbian. It may come as a surprise to some that this is not the only type of lesbian that exists, oh no -- there are some who are "femmes."