"Femme Is Fierce" Playlist

Listen to music while you explore the exhibition! 

This "Femme Is Fierce" playlist was compiled by several students – Rosario Rosales '25, Monzerrath Sandoval '25, Briana Maldonado '24, Jessica Chiriboga '24, and Sonia Meytin '26 – to enliven a collaborative event centered on the exhibition Femme Is Fierce: Femme Queer Gender Performance in Photography

Organized as part of campus-wide Queer History Month and Latinx Heritage Month celebrations, the joyful event featured a gallery talk led by Associate Curator of Photography Alisa Swindell and a portrait session in which students took their own femme portraits. 

Curated by Swindell, Femme Is Fierce celebrates femmes. The photographs in this exhibition capture different ways in which femme is performed and presented publicly. Moving across genders, queer orientations, races, ethnicities, and time, each individual embraces femme as an aspect of their self-representation: some subtly, others boldly.  

Femme is Fierce is on view through December 17, 2022. Visit the exhibition and listen to the playlist here