Thursday, October 31, 2013

On Femininity

One thing that always fascinates me is femininity.

What is femininity?

How do we define what is or isn't feminine?

Each and every woman on the planet is similar, yet very different.

Are we feminine when we wear dresses and jewelry?

Are we feminine simply because we are female?

The characters in Loving Her are all women, and they are all very different. Liz and Stephania have "stereotypical" feminine jobs as a ballerina

and a model.

Linda is nearly androgynous and works a typically masculine job, but she's still a woman.

They all have different personalities, different likes and dislikes. They're all human. They're all women.

Personally, I think femininity is individual, just like us. I don't think it's a black and white issue. I think that there are variations. I don't think someone like Linda is in any way less of a woman than someone like Liz.

I love that these characters are as diverse as they are. I love that these characters are true to themselves. Mostly, I love that these characters are real women, just like us.

Come get to know each and every one of them in their own stories.

The women of the Loving Her series will be some of the greatest women you've ever met.

Happy reading!

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