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Drag Life

Ever wondered about drag? Who does it? And what does it even mean to be in drag?

In Drag Life, come and learn about three different drag performers, each unique, individually and artistically, to understand drag performers’ lives in Perth and the role drag plays in LGBTQIA+ culture. You’ll hear about their lives, the gossip and drama, and why drag performance is art. We hope this collection will inspire and educate all about the world of drag.

These stories were collected by Centre for Stories intern, Jordan Brunnen. 

Thank you to our wonderful story tellers, Liberty Jackson, Serenity, and Sassie Cassie.

"It’s literally almost like armour which I’ve heard a lot of drag queens say before—their drag is their armour. And it’s very true."
"I got my first pair of heels from a friend who is a heel fanatic, I bought a cheap-ass wig and I found this power suit from the Salvation Army and I had just whirled on that stage and I won a hundred dollars that night. And I was like, ‘This is—this is drag, this is fucking drag.’"
"At the same time, going back to how and why I originally started doing her as a person, Liberty Jackson, it was to push boundaries, was to have a point of view and to challenge people, especially in somewhere like Perth where there is such a masc for masc culture."
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