Cover Photo: Drag queen Violet Chachki and Gigi Goode against a white background
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How ‘Drag Race’ Helped Me See My Non-Binary Identity

When I look at my personal aesthetic (if I could call it that), I see something that gives me room to move through binaries.

like low-key drag

I wish I could look like this all the

Do I contradict myself? 

Very well then I contradict myself,

(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

RuPaul’s Drag RaceDrag

wear a crown, fuck with gender

Drag Race

Match GameI don’t think I’ve ever said this out loud before, but I think I’m Sometimes I identify as more male, and sometimes I identify as more feminine. I think that I’m both . . . and I’m neither.

Stars and Stripes Forever

Drag RaceI think you’d really like Violet Chachki’s dragI look at this, and I’m seeing boyDrag Race

femme slutty cyborgbutch riot grrrl

Drag Race

Pink FlamingosBonnie and ClydeModern Queer Poets—Pink Flamingos

Bonnie and Clyde,butch realness


Drag Race

Sam is a writer, artist, and editor. Their poetry and experimental essays have been published in print and online, in the Pilot Press anthology Modern Queer Poets, the LA Review of Books, and other places. They are one of the founding editors of Powder, a queer zine of art and literature.