"I embrace my femininity, but it can be very different."
"I feel there's a relation to butch and femme—where we feel seen and honored by each other just by being in each other's presence. It's a powerful thing."
"I asked my family to call me Peter. I think it was more about having access to more freedom that boys and men had, and that I wanted."
"The little acts of chivalry.
For me, being helpful is part of being butch."
"I knew I wasn't like the other girls, probably by the time I was 6 or 7. I wasn't like my mom, or my sister. I wanted to be like my uncles."
"I want to be the guy because inside I am the guy."
"Butch to me is this: what you see is what you get."