“For me drag is empowering. It’s political, activism, strong emotions, partying and aesthetic.”
Yulia Vagina, 18
“I’ve got some comments about that a girl can’t be a drag queen. I don’t really care what people think of me because I love what I do. It’s their problem if they don’t get it.”
Slaya Bit, 18
“It hurts and it’s expensive and isn’t really worth it. But still it’s the best decision you can do in your life.”
Nellie Kim, 20
“I have no idea what I’m doing. It just comes from some dark place in my head.”
“Then there’s these people who think that a boy who does make up is automatically gay. One shouldn’t care about them.”
Drag has helped me through tough times. When I get those lashes on and some glitter on the eyelids I’m ready to rule the world.
Lady Clapback, 23
I have noticed that nowadays I can’t live a day without thinking about it and the upcoming shows that I am going to perform on stage.
Miss Ana Rexx, 18
Everything that doesn’t insult anyone is permitted. There’s space for my shitty sense of humor.
Drag is therapeutic and soul cleansing. At its best it is a healthy form for self-examination.
Through my character I’ve dealt with things in myself that I've been afraid. Now they are not scary at all - they are my things.