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
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
Pink FlamingosBonnie and ClydeModern Queer Poets—Pink Flamingos
Bonnie and Clyde,butch realness
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.
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