I am a butch through and through. I came into it naturally… there simply was no other way for me to be. I believe masculinity is a more than a frame of mind. It is a state of being. For me it goes beyond how I look and dress. It emanates from me in so many aspects.. the way i communicate, the way I move, the way I love. I think the beauty of loving a butch is that you get the strong, confident masculine presence but you also get the soft, loving, caring woman underneath it all. It’s the perfect symbiosis. I make no excuses for who I am and I proudly present very masculine of center. I am a teacher and I see it as my responsibility to be authentic without apology. It’s critical that we can be and have role models representing the full spectrum of human possibility. Only then can we move beyond tolerance to acceptance.