Lipstick is used for many femmes as armor. It is working class women, drag queens, non-binary genderfucks, sex workers, survivors, mommas, lipstick lesbians and the diverse experiences of womxn that makeup the content of what it means to be feminine. This piece is for those whose voices have been silenced or have gone unheard for too long. It is a reminder of the power of the feminine voice. The protest group ACT UP taught us that silence = death and this is a response to the work they did for queer visibility and healing. The voice is the strongest ammunition we carry and the most powerful weapon an individual possesses in changing our collective narratives.