I think I need to re-clarify something about my own personal style.
Before, when I would don all-femme attire, do full makeup, and all, that was considered my “drag”, but now that this is how I am most days anyway, I tend to think of things a little differently. I’m NOT saying, in any way, shape, or form that drag is a bad thing – no no no, quite the contrary! This is how I found myself!
Anyone who knows me for any length of time knows my nickname of ShockQueen for a very good reason……when I go all out, I sort of tend to go PAST the natural and into the realm of the SUPERnatural. Of course, this means the next time I go do a performance, I’d better have an outfit that would rival VEGAS at the raady, oh yes I shall!
What I do on a daily basis is my form of gender identity or expression. It’s because I feel my personality does not fit one gender or the other, but encompasses both. This is why I am calling myself TG now rather than just straight – not to be confused with TS, which means going through the expense of hormones, therapy, and surgery. I’ve read that this is very costly and can have some health risks, and for me, it’s just not necessary. Not only that, but then you have to hold up a daily regimen of hormones or you start to revert!
Do you really need that if you just love fashion and flair of style? Clothing has no gender aside from what society has thought needs to be separated – it’s social stigma that created the chasm in the first place! I guess I must be an anomaly then, because I don’t see borders, fences, or labels anymore – I choose what I like, coordinate it, and then have fun with it – that’s really it. I can make better outfits this way, and really spruce up my otherwise drab and dull image into something I like much better.
So trust me on this one……the next time this one on stage, it’ll be a far flashier style than what you see me in on a daily basis, but that might be a while now, because styles like that DO cost a lot. Anyone who says it doesn’t is only fooling themselves.
So I guess you can say I’ve gone through an evolution of sorts. I’ve figured out who I am and what I am. Now to see where it goes from here. Wanna come along for the ride? 🙂