Heather
Blom

Organizer

PRONOUN/PRONOUNS: She, her

OCCUPATION/PREOCCUPATION: Maker of many things, preoccupied with using the arts as a platform for discourse and community building

YOUR STYLE IN TWO WORDS: Lazy baroque

YOUR HISTORY WITH/RELATIONSHIP WITH “BUTCH”: From an early age, I sought out butch and encountered it with a sigh of relief. It was a secret handshake to a club I knew I was a member of, but looking like neither Tegan nor Sara, struggled to gain access to. I admired the clarity, defiance and unambiguity of butch; the simple social contract denoted by a sharp suit. In the context of butch I was not considered crazy, rather public transgressive dress in small-town NS was reassuring: It would get better, I was safe, I was sane, I wasn’t alone. Thank you for being visible!