accoutrements and books for resistance

Northampton, Massachusetts

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Note from shop owner We're moving! The shop will be closed until February 1, 2022. See you all soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 18, 2022

We're moving! The shop will be closed until February 1, 2022. See you all soon!

Avery Cassell

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Avery Cassell


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About whippersnapped

Sales 698
On Etsy since 2010

Accessories and Books

I’m an artist, seamstress, and writer, so am always looking for new, fun creative projects! I opened this store several years ago to sell clip-on bow ties and custom embroidered handkerchiefs with library call numbers on them.

I closed my Etsy store when I started writing my first novel, Behrouz Gets Lucky, a queer erotic romance that was published in 2016. I‘d become too busy working full-time and writing to keep my Etsy store open.

Fast forward to 2016; I met a fabulous collaborator at my straight job! He edited and I wrote The Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s, and 40s Coloring Book, quickly followed by The Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Book. I researched and wrote biographies of the historical international butches for each coloring book. I loved learning more about our rich queer history; it gave me hope, despite my rising despair and helplessness with the right wing direction of politics in the US.

In early 2018, I started my next project, which ended up being the book, Resistance: The LGBT Fight Against Fascism in WWII, which was released in November of 2018. The parallels between our current situation and the early 1930s had become obvious to many of us. I was fueled by my intense anger and my desire to give my people a road-map of how our ancestors resisted. I could not stop writing, and soon the coloring book outgrew it’s roots, becoming a fully illustrated history book of LGBT activists and citizens during the time period immediately preceding WWII and the war. Resistance: The LGBT Fight Against Fascism in WWII was a finalist for the highest LGBTQ book award in the nation, the Lambda.

But, I remained furious. How could I not be livid with rage? One thing that I learned while researching Resistance: The LGBT Fight Against Fascism in WWII, was that we need to act, to resist, using our unique skills and talents, and that each act of resistance is valuable.

I reopened my Etsy store because my skill in resistance is creativity. These bandanas are an expression of my outrage; let them become an expression of yours. As to another book, I’m in the final stages of editing a sequel to Behrouz Gets Lucky.
- Avery Cassell

Shop members

  • Avery Cassell

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Writer, artist, and seamstress at large.

  • The Honorable Quentin


    Meet Mister Q. Crisp, our stoically still model. Like his namesake, Mister Quentin Crisp, Quentin often enjoys a spot of steaming black tea and a plate of shortbread biscuits after a strenuous shoot.

Production partners

  • Lulu

    MA, United States

    My cat -- moral support and cuddles!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 11, 2020

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, I will accept returns of unused goods within two weeks of delivery. I'll give you a refund for the cost of the item, minus the shipping charge. You are responsible for your return shipping fees (somebody has to keep those carrier pigeons in bread crumbs!)
Domestic Shipping Costs:
Domestic shipping is $3 in the United States. All items are shipped USPS First Class, and are not trackable. Shipping for a second item is free.

Shipping outside of the U.S.:
Shipping time can vary between four days and several weeks, but is generally around one week. We are all at the mercy of the mail and customs office. Please note that you are responsible for all duties and customs fees.

Shipping to all other countries varies.

I am not responsible for lost, delayed, or damaged items after they are shipped, but will work with you to make sure everyone leaves satisfied.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items sold by Whippersnapped are hand-crafted by myself, a fastidious librarian in Northampton, MA.