“‘I’ve got to do something. I’ve been fighting to defend who I am all my life. I’m tired. I just don’t know how to go on anymore. This is the only way I can think of I can still be me and survive. I just don’t know any other way.”
—Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues
"She ran her hands through my hair. ‘I just wish I could make you feel that good. You’re stone already, aren’t you?’ I dropped my eyes. She lifted my chin up and looked me in the eyes…’It’s just that you don’t have to get stuck in being stone, either. It’s OK if you find a femme you can trust in bed and you want to say that you need something, or you want to be touched. Do you know what I mean?’"
-Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues
"I was never truly a good girl, you see, and it was vaguely not OK to be so good at boy things but not good enough to be a boy. Tomboys try so hard to be everything but they can never really work it either way, so now your voice seems such sweet magic, honey down my spine. You want what I really am, a sweet boy."
—Ivan, Boys Like Her