Alright Venus listeners and blog followers:
I just heard of this new phenomena called femme flagging.
Have you heard of this already and am I just way too behind?!
[via femme flagging tumblr]
I am so into this.
So, a bunch of queer femmes started this on tumblr just a couple of months ago as an alternative to the hanky code that is not strictly related to sexual acts. Femmes of all genders can identify themselves in public using different colours and styles of nailpolish. Read more here. The tumblr offers a forum for discussion on femme culture and politics within queer communities as well. More than just nails!
As a queer femme who has often been identified as a hetero, I am much appreciative of this gesture. I am going to do my own nails and send pics soon to the tumblr! I see gold as my colour, with a couple of fingernails in blue. (Is there a code for that or do we get to make up our own too?).
Enjoy the read and the pics!
Thanks to Gina for bringing this to my attention. Another Venus impresario, who’s got on delicious mint green nails, two of which are painted red, in solidarity with the student strike in Montreal.