Irene Villa is a feminist and LGBTQ activist from Italy and PhD candidate in Human Sciences and Political Philosophy at the University of Verona (Italy). Their research focuses on the history of feminist theory and political lesbianism in Italy and on butch-femme writings and reflections in anglophone queer and lesbian studies. They identify as a proud butch dyke and a political woman (this is why pronouns she/her are ok too).
In our societies, lesbian bodies, sexualities, desires, loves, romantic and erotic relationships, are intrinsically transgressive. Giving in to lesbian desire, allowing ourselves to fully experience it, succumb to it, embrace it, is eminently political and is an act of resistance to the cis-heteronormative imperative. Inspired by the works of Audre Lorde, this discussion seeks to […]