A subset of femmegender specifically identifying intensely or transcendently as a soft or gentle form of femme, perhaps on the other side of the spectrum from the more overwhelming sense of radiance coming from genders such as tárafemme, as a gender identity, or with softer or less intensely projected (but transcendentally intense in feeling) femme presentations. Relates to one’s inner, soul-, mental-, or idealized-presentation, and is not dependent on outward presentation, in meatspace or otherwise. Exists independent of any binary gender, binary alignment, or adjacent gender or alignment, and freely combines without contradiction with any and all genders and alignments. Etymology is from Quenya antara meaning “very lofty”, the word “mae (lenited: vae)”, Sindarin for “soft, gentle”, and Etruscan lasa meaning bride or nymph (mythological creature).
Coined by Vaili Irene of Karaduniše (Sparklessys)
Genders, Raiment System, Femme in Nature/LAIN, LGBTQ+
ID: 1575, category: LGBTQ+ (ID: 2)
Created: Thu June 16 2022