And then, night after night, Michelle would introduce me on the mic as 'he' and that was alright, it was really alright. Each town would watch me get on stage and approve, and laugh and applaud and treat me like a human being afterwards, and roll these new syllables off their tongues, him or he or his. I even started to look forward to climbing those stairs into the spotlight of endorsement.
Elisha Lim illustrates a comic called 100 Butches that has been featured in Diva, Curve, afterellen, NMP.org and has toured North America with Michelle Tea's legendary Sister Spit tour. Elisha also prints pleasing queer stuff like The Illustrated Gentleman Wall Calendar, which you can buy on etsy.com