This past Friday night, I made the boldest move to date as an anonymous blogger. I introduced myself to a fan.
T-Rex and I were in Minneapolis for the premiere of “Naked I: Insides Out”, the play that one of my posts was chosen to be part of (see one of several previous posts for more information or visit http://www.tctwentypercent.org/season.html). After the play, which was FANTASTIC BY THE WAY, there was a party to celebrate opening night. I had noticed there was a gorgeous butch / femme couple across the room, coordinating in grey and pink fancy outfits. I whispered to T-Rex “That couple is the walking-talking-breathing version of my blog”. I wanted to approach them and ask what they thought of the play overall, but couldn’t muster up the courage to do so. A few moments later, the director of my play came up to me and told me that the exact femme I was admiring earlier was a fan of mine and encouraged me to introduce myself. I protested at first, asking if T-Rex could go in my place. But with a little encouragement and a swig of white wine, I walked over. I complimented the femme on her lovely shoes and then uttered words I thought I would never say out loud “I heard you follow me on Twitter.” Her eyes lit up like a thousand candles. Our conversation was sweet, touching, and comfortable. I felt like I was talking to an old friend over tea.
To the femme in the pink shoes, thank you. After our lovely intimate conversion, you made me realize what a difference I am making with my work. I am making the femme voice heard loud and clear. Fuck yeah!