What is Femininity?


What does it mean to be feminine?


Is it “delicacy and prettiness”?  Soft skirts and a modest demeanor?



Is it being sexy, wearing killer high heels and slut wear? (And, PS, dancing for my man when he says “dance for me”?)



Is it long hair and playing with make-up?


Or a gentle, submissive mien?


Can being feminine mean being strong and self-reliant, confident and capable?


For me, it is all of those things. It’s owning all of the facets of myself, and loving every one.

It means being powerful. Being strong and mindful and beautiful in more than just the flesh. It’s an attitude as well as an image.



  1. Penny

    Beautiful post and beautiful images Jade! I love how you’ve chosen various photos that all show different aspects of what you consider feminine. And that dancing photos is adorable. :)

  2. Jane

    Bravo! Fantastic words and I thoroughly agree that there are many, many, many facets to our female selves. Looking at this sequence just reinforces my belief that we are, each and every one of us, complicated and unique jigsaws. And how cool is that? :-) Jane xxx

  3. Jack (and Jill)

    Stunning shots, beautiful and empowering words. Femininity includes so many different things. You’ve managed to nicely capture the entire spectrum here! Thanks for including strength, self-reliance, confidence and capability in particular. We’re teaching our daughter that these qualities are vital.

  4. Molly

    I couldn’t agree more… which was why I actually found my own prompt a challenge. There seems to be so much of me… not in the size sense *laughs, that makes me, well, me. I love your pictures, especially the dance one, there is something delightfully playful and sexy about it


  5. Modesty Ablaze

    Lovely . . . yes wonderfully put and wonderfully illustrated by your pictures . . . it’s all about attitude, self-confidence and self-awareness. Being happy in our own skin. our own femininity whether, or not, it may be how others perceive that definition!!!
    Xxx – K

  6. sub-Bee

    We really are such beautifully complex creatures, so many pieces of a puzzle captured so well. My favourite has to be the dancing though, just so fun and playful.

  7. KaziG

    I agree, it’s all those things. There was just no way to stop at one facet in doing this prompt and you covered them all perfectly!

    ~Kazi xxx

  8. MariaSibylla

    This is wonderful! I love how you’ve taken each point about what femininity means to you and illustrated it so precisely in each photo. It’s a really nice concept, executed fantastically.


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