About the Author
I am a recent college graduate, who now resides in Chicago. I began exploring my gender identity right before graduating college, or while in my senior year of high school learning about gender theory for the first time, or when dating a butch right after coming out, or when I demanded to have my hair cut short when I was 6. You can reach me at email@example.com, which simultaneously stands for Harrison T.B., and How to Be Butch. Get it? I am clever.
About this Blog
I’ve changed the description of this blog now since I first started writing. When I started the blog, I felt very strongly that I was a butch – now I’m less concerned with being a butch, and care more about seeing what words come to fit me as I develop as an individual, and as my gender develops.
This is definitely meant to be a personal blog, so I expect that a lot of my experiences are not necessarily your experiences. I try to be inclusive of everyone. The way I have learned the most in life is by talking to other people, and I would welcome that kind of discussion here and outside this blog. That being said, don’t be a jerk. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.
About the Name
You might notice that very little in here actually resembles a how-to manual. Instead, the name is meant to reflect the biggest struggle I had to overcome before I could actually begin walking this path. I constantly asked myself (and Google, which had no answers at the time) how to be butch. I didn’t realize until later that there are a million different ways to be butch.