The project was created with the intention to share the struggles, joy, heartbreak, confusion, and diverse experiences of lesbians living in a heteronormative world; sharing stories leads to relatability, compassion, and hopefully acceptance. Not only is empathy necessary outside the LGBTQ community, but now more than ever, equality is needed within the community.
Personal observations have led Rachael to the conclusion that lesbians are mimicking the gender hierarchy. Butch and androgynous women are thought to be more prestigious, while feminine women are less than. Not only do feminine women find themselves defending their sexuality to heterosexuals, but they are often forced to prove themselves to their own community. Acceptance and equality starts from within.
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