Viola is a queer femme dyke with a penchant for pearls, thick leather-bound books, and the current state of queer theory. Her first kinky experience was in the 4th grade, when she developed a literary crush on Miss Trunchbull, the headmistress in Roald Dahl’s Matilda. This sapphic revelation caused pigtails to be her hairstyle of choice for much of her young life and as well as the cultivation of a desire for strong women wielding riding crops. Read Full Profile...


 Posted by on December 25, 2013
Dec 252013

By Viola

When I was in college and stuck in the middle of writing a paper, I would take a shower. I liked showering in the elegant bathrooms in the dorms – the stalls themselves were beautiful, white and gray marble that echoed the splattering of water, the black and white basket-weave tile carefully preserved on the floor. Each shower-head had a plastic card hanging from it with instructions on how to perform a breast self-exam.

Aug 222013
Okay, Cupid! (and other horny people on the internet)

By Viola

I am on OkCupid. While I don’t specify that I’m poly, I list myself as “available” instead of “single” and made a point to answer all of the kink-related questions so that the little picture of the dominatrixesque butt shows up on my profile to act as a filter. I specify “no men, no couples.”

Pissing on the Oyster

 Posted by on March 19, 2011
Mar 192011

By Viola
There are certain pillars of the kink/BDSM/fetish/leather communities that have been pushing the following message:

“Queer organizers realized that if someone knew a gay or lesbian person, they were less likely to discriminate against them. The problem was that most people didn’t know an openly gay person.

Deviant: A Reflection

 Posted by on September 6, 2010
Sep 062010

by Viola

I find that the gym is a great place to think.

Perhaps it’s because I’m competitive – if I can’t run faster or longer than the sweaty guy two treadmills away, I could be more productive listening to podcasts, which were either recorded graduate-level critical theory lectures, or Dan Savage. That’s right, marathon runner, I’m just as awesome.

Independently Owned and Operated

 Posted by on July 18, 2010
Jul 182010

by Viola

A few days ago, my partner and I went to Provincetown, Massachusetts for a day trip. For those who aren’t familiar with the queer fabulousness that is P-town, it’s a picturesque Cape Cod resort destination that caters to the LGBTQ crowd. When you walk down the main street, it looks like it’s Pride weekend, but it’s not – just rainbow-tastic.