Thursday, June 8, 2017

C'est Kevvie: Drag History & "Food Horny"




 Photo by Joe Lewis

Reigning the Chicago drag scene, C'est Kevvie has always wanted to inspire others to love themselves. She is very well known and respected as someone who is always pushing self awareness and body positivity and does even more than just that--she also is known for always recognizing other talent as well. She has an instagram account with the handle @ChicagoDragLegacy where she recognizes drag influencers in Chicago's past, present, and future. Taking inspiration from artists such as Divine, she works incredibly hard to be a conceptual drag performer and she always leaves everyone wondering what she's going to pull out of her bag of tricks next.

1. Who is C'est Kevvie? 

C’est Kevvie is the body positive art hoe.  I show off my body even if it makes people uncomfortable because it will help normalize the idea of plus size bodies being beautiful.  I also call myself the Drag Docent because of my interest in art and museums.  Several people have described me as the “internet troll” of Chicago drag because of my dumb sense of humor.


2. When and why did you begin doing drag? 

My first time performing in drag was April 1st, 2015.  While I was a student at Valparaiso University I was part of Alliance, their queer organization.  One day another organization reached out to us and asked if we would co-sponsor a drag show, and since I was the only person in either org who knew anything about drag I was basically in charge of putting the whole thing together.  I had wanted to start performing for a while at this point, so I figured that would be my chance.  It was so much fun, and we had two hundred people in attendance!


3. How did you come up with your drag name? 

“C’est Kevvie” is French for “It’s Kevvie.”  I actually decided back in high school, way before I started doing drag, that my stage name would be “C’est Kevvie.”

Photo by Greg Scott

4. What is your favorite and least favorite thing about doing drag? 

I love drag because it is a creative outlet for me.  I have a very creative mind and drag gives me the ability to express myself rather than keeping all these weird ideas in my head.  I also love when people get my references.  Sometimes if I’m performing as a work of art or an obscure character, only a handful of people in the audience will appreciate it, but those people love it so much and it brings me joy to see their responses.
My least favorite part about doing drag is taking it off.  I don’t consider myself to be unattractive, but when I wipe off my drag face I think I look frightening.  I’d wear drag makeup all day everyday if I could, but I don’t have that much time or energy.


5. Who would you say is your biggest drag inspiration?

My biggest drag inspiration is art and museums.  I love to walk around art museums and imagine turning the works of art into conceptual, wearable objects.  My other biggest inspirations are Divine and Edith Massey.  These queens were vulgar and sexy as hell, embracing their size and showing off their beautiful bodies.  They helped me to see that my body is beautiful and should be celebrated.


6. What would you say sets you apart from other performers? 

I am a very conceptual performer.  I’ll usually start with a work of art or a horror movie that I like, and develop a look and a mix with that in mind.  My drag often tells a story.



 Photo by Jessie Gonzalez

7. What is your favorite thing about Chicago drag? 

My favorite thing about Chicago drag is that when you go to a show you never know what you’re going to see.  Chicago has such a large variety of entertainers with different backgrounds and ideas, so each performer beings something unique to the stage.  Nobody has to fit a certain mold in order to be accepted; you fit in by standing out.


8. What is something you would like to change about the drag community? 

One thing that irks me about the drag scene is that the way to get your foot in the door is through competition, yet the competitions are based on popularity rather than talent.  I don’t know how many times I’ve spent weeks preparing a routine, but then my friends bailed on me or the audience didn’t get the reference.  I’m familiar with the adage “don’t get bitter just get better,” but when I put in the work and still fail just because my friends didn’t show up to vote for me, I’m going to be salty.
Another disappointment I have with the drag community is that so many younger queens don’t know their history.  Knowing the queens who came before you used to be an important part of drag culture, but now few queens know their history beyond Drag Race.  Hopefully opening a drag museum will help revive people’s interest in the legacy they are a part of.


9. You recently stated that you wanted to eventually open up a drag museum. What exactly should people expect?

I am currently studying at UIC to get my Masters in Museum and Exhibition Studies.  After I graduate I will put all the gears in motion in order to bring the drag museum to life.   It will focus on the history of drag as well as the transformation process so that the institution will be accessible to performers, fans, and people outside of the drag community.  Since drag is a performance art, there must be a performance space in the museum as well.  The museum will host frequent shows where all varieties of drag artists could present their work in a non-competitive environment.

Photo by @certee (IG)

10. What would you like to tell people about your Instagram project (@chicagodraglegacy)? Why did you start it and what is it about?

@ChicagoDragLegacy began as a grad school project.  For one of my classes I had to curate a fictional exhibit and write wall labels, a press release, and a social media strategy.  I chose to make my exhibit about Chicago drag.  Since the assignment was limited to ten objects, my social media plan was to make an Instagram account where I could post about all of the great Chicago figures that didn’t make it into the exhibit.  After finishing the project it dawned on me that the Instagram idea could exist on its own, so I made a new account called @ChicagoDragLegacy.  I use this account to share stories about historical figures in Chicago’s drag history as well as people who I believe are currently having an important impact on the Chicago drag scene.


11. You identify as transgender. Have you faced any sort of discrimination or have you mostly been loved and accepted as you are? 

I haven’t had many issues within the drag community about being trans.  Chicago’s drag community is quite progressive.  I guess one issue I do have in the clubs is that out of drag I don’t “pass,” so frequently people don’t realize I’m transfemme. I get misgendered, even in queer spaces, painfully often.
While I love and accept myself for who I am, I feel like it’s harder to find love and acceptance from other people.  Being a fat woman on top of being a queer and trans woman, I often feel like I’m perceived as bottom of the barrel.  I’m 23 years old and I’ve never been on a date.  The only people who seem to be interested in me are either chasers who fetishize my size and gender, or people who are too drunk to care or remember.  Maybe I’m oblivious, or naïve for expecting people to express their feelings directly and openly, but as far as I’m aware I’ve yet to find someone who wanted a legitimate romantic connection with me.  It can get pretty lonely sometimes.


12. What are your favorite makeup products that you can't live without? 

I am obsessed with Sugarpill!  I guarantee that anytime you see me in drag I’m wearing at least two different Sugarpill eyeshadows, most often Bulletproof and Frostine, often paired with a Sugarpill liquid lip color.  I hope that if I wear them enough that someday they will send me free stuff, because if they sent me stuff I would promote the shit out of it!
Lately I have been really into turqoise lips. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is definitely the best shade I’ve found, so I wear it a lot, but I often feel pangs of guilt for wearing it because I do not like the person who makes it and do not want to endorse them.  I’m praying that Sugarpill will come out with a turquoise liquid lip soon, because obviously it will be a better product and I could wear it guilt free.
There is a pretty new makeup brand called Vaughn Michael Cosmetics that I also really love.  I always apply the Vaughn Michael primer before any drag look.  They have gorgeous glitters and loose eyeshadows; my favorites are Candy Blades, which is a glittery red eyeshadow that other queens always comment on when I wear it, and You & Me, an extremely fine blue glitter with a green iridescence that has excellent coverage.
One last thing! My favorite eyeliner is L’oreal Silkissime.  It’s a soft pencil that goes on very smooth and is incredibly pigmented.  I use the black one for drag, and for daytime beats I’ll wear the silver or gold ones.

 Photo by Colectivo Multipolar


13. What is one of your biggest goals for the future pertaining to your drag?

I really want to get some bookings outside of Chicago so that I can introduce myself to a wider audience.


14. If you ever auditioned for Rupaul's Drag Race and got on the show, who would you do for snatch game? 

Edith Massey!  She is my favorite ever.  She has some of the most memorable quotes of anyone in the John Waters films.  Her outfit in Female Trouble is fashion goals.


15. Marry, Kai Kai, Kill: Windy Breeze, Dixie Lynn Cartwright, Lucy Stoole 

I would marry Windy Breeze because she’s my sister and I love her.  I would kai kai with Lucy Stoole because she seems like a mama bear; she’d pound your ass to Mars and back and also be really nurturing.  I’d kill Dixie Lynn Cartwright.  I’d kai kai with her first because I’ve seen what she’s packing, and then I’d kill the bitch.



16. You recently released an original song titled “Food Horny.” What can you tell us about your debut single? How did the idea come about?

The idea for “Food Horny” came about one night when Estelle Shambles was driving my drunk ass home from a gig.  Sometimes on our way home we’ll stop at White Castle, but this night we didn’t.  Every food place we passed made me want to eat more and more, not because I was hungry, but because I wanted the pleasure of eating something delicious.  I described this feeling as “food horny” and Estelle said I had to turn it into a song. So here we are!
I recorded it a couple weeks later when Estelle was driving my drunk ass home from a gig.  We went through the White Castle drive through and I got my fave chicken breast sandwiches with cheese and the new mac n cheese bites.  We pulled over and I recorded myself eating, and used that as my vocals.  The song is produced by Ariel Zetina, who also produced Imp Queen’s new EP The Magenta Agenda.  The song and accompanying music video are sexy, funny, and mildly disturbing.  It’s a great representation of what I’m about!

Watch "FOOD HORNY" here:



Follow C'est Kevvie:
Twitter: @cestkevvie  
Instagram: @cestkevvie 
Official Website: https://www.cestkevvie.com/

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Interview done by Natalie
Instagram: @urjustadrag_
Twitter: @urjustadrag


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ophelia Bulletz: Dangerously Beautiful

 Photo by Adam Ouahmane
Chicago is one of the most diverse cities when it comes to their drag community. Their drag scene is filled will all types of art, from club kids to pageant queens, to drag kings, and everything in between. Ophelia Bulletz is a performer who started performing in Chicago almost 2 years ago. She is now part of a monthly show called Squad Goals which takes place every 4th Tuesday of the month at Berlin Nightclub. She is also known for making a lot of her own outfits and is starting to gain notoriety especially for making leather harnesses. She has definitely proven herself as a multi talented performer and is about to take the Chicago drag scene by storm.   
 
 
1. Who is Ophelia Bulletz?


A drag succubus: beautiful, ethereal, and dangerous. (At least, that's how I like to describe her.) Ophelia is a character that allows me to explore gender, identity, emotion, sexuality, etc. She's basically a living creative outlet for me. I studied fashion design, performance and creative writing in school and Ophelia lets me incorporate all of those things in one way or another.



2. When and why did you begin doing drag? 

I started playing around with makeup in high school, going to Rocky Horror, and then doing performance and video art in college. I started taking drag more seriously and performing in Chicago almost two years ago. I think it started with a desire to feel beautiful and to see myself in a different way, and has evolved into continuously exploring myself through a different lens. For me, a big part of drag is self discovery and awareness.
 
 

3. How did you come up with your drag name?

Ophelia is from Hamlet, and Bulletz is a tough, sharp contrast to the first name. Hamlet's Ophelia is this "tragic" female trope, who went insane and, ultimately, died from unrequited love. I see Ophelia Bulletz as the opposite of that, the girl who has this enormous wealth of emotion, has gone through a lot of shit and has probably gone insane but decides to take it out on men, to use her sexuality as power. I guess that's where succubus comes in, I'm fascinated with how history has portrayed powerful women as monsters (witches, demons, sirens, etc.) and I try to incorporate that into my drag.

Photo by Andie Meadows


4. What would you say is your best quality?

I think one of the more obvious answers is the fact that I design and make a lot of my own outfits. I also do a lot of work with leather and make custom harnesses. But I also think subtlety is one of my strongest attributes, which is usually a negative for drag where everything calls for exaggeration. I like how some of the smaller details have a big effect on the total package; things like the perfect nail color, a lightly feathered or iridescent eyebrow, leaving off bottom lashes, adding leather straps to a shoe to match an outfit, all of these smaller things that, to a lot of people, might go unnoticed. Those are my favorite parts of drag. 



5. How did you learn to do your makeup?

YouTube videos and a lot of practice. Another thing that really helped me was actually going out and seeing other queens in person, looking at their makeup up close, talking to them about what they're doing, what works and what doesn't. You can learn a lot from someone else's mug. It can also be incredibly helpful to talk out your looks with someone you trust beforehand. Me and my sister Krissy Feetface are constantly bouncing makeup ideas off each other, sending each other posts of makeup on Instagram, things like that.



6. What is special about Chicago drag compared to any other city in your opinion?

Chicago embraces all kinds of drag and I think that's what allows so many people to grow and be successful. There's space for club kids, theater kids, pageant queens, weirdos, literally anything you can imagine, and despite all of those differences, there's a sense of community and collaboration. You can go to one show in Chicago and get the full spectrum of drag, without having to bounce from club to club around the city. I think Chicago is just big enough to have a really thriving drag scene but small enough that the queens here really get a chance to know and support one another. 

Photo by Brendon Brown


7. If you could travel anywhere in the world to perform, where would you want to go and why? 

Berlin! (The city, not the nightclub). I think the most exciting part about performing in a new place is seeing how the audience reacts to and absorbs what you're doing. I think going to a place with significant cultural differences would be an amazing experience, especially places that don't necessarily have drag queens/ a major drag scene. I'm also very interested in taking drag to local places it doesn't regularly inhabit— taking it out of the nightclub setting and performing in an art gallery or warehouse space or house party, just shifting the way that performers and audiences interact.



8. What makes you unique?

Like I said earlier, I think noticing the smaller details and being able to fine tune those things all add to uniqueness. Something I'm really proud of is  consistency— being able to communicate who Ophelia is regardless of the song I'm performing or the club I'm in. I think that's the marker of a successful queen, when you look at her you get the full story, you know who she is and it resonates with you. 



9. What is something no one knows about you?

I almost always draw my left eyebrow slightly higher than my right. It's not really intentional but sisters can be different!



10. What is something you wish you could change about the drag community as a whole?

I think the biggest asset and also the biggest detriment to the drag community is competition. I think competing is a great way for newer queens to gain experience and recognition, but it also causes a lot of tension between queens. We are constantly sizing each other up and trying to further our own careers. I think it just takes time and experience for queens to feel comfortable in their own communities and confident enough in themselves to bond with other performers and look to help others grow and succeed without seeing it as a detriment to themselves. 



11. What is your opinion of Rupaul's Drag Race?

I think RPDR is a double edged sword: it's brought an amazing amount of visibility to drag and has really elevated the level of execution and polish that we see in queens now; as it gains popularity, however, viewers kind of fall into the trap of thinking that the show is the only real marker of talent. In reality, there's an amazing amount of talent and diversity among local queens and performers that will never be showcased on television. If you're using a TV show to base your opinions on something as multifaceted as drag, then you're really missing out. I think one of the most beautiful parts of drag is seeing a performer in the flesh, and you can never imitate that experience on tv.



12. Do you have a most embarrassing moment?

Lipsynching to Nickelback's "Photograph" while covered in birthday cake in a strapless dress that slid halfway down my torso right after my wig flipped off. Drag is weird!

Photo by Johnny Bianco


13. You're part of a show in Chicago called "Squad Goals" at Berlin Nightclub. When does your show take place and can you tell everyone what it's about? Who else works with you? 

Yes! Squad Goals is a group of Chicago queens who came together when we were fresh on the scene and started our own show, currently happening every fourth Tuesday of the month at Berlin Nightclub. It's a show where I basically get to perform with my drag sisters and show the audience what it's like to be a part of a squad of drag queens who all came up together. Most of us got our real "start" thanks to the Drag Matinee Pre-Show (RIP) and the competition Crash Landing, both hosted by Trannika Rex at Berlin Nightclub. We all kind of found each other as newcomers and got together to support each other and hang out. We're at the point now where most of us have really found our individual voices and can be found at  various shows in Chicago, and now Squad Goals is our opportunity to come together and regroup every month and just have a great time putting on a show together. We do solo performances as well as duets, trios and full group performances, and we like to end every show with a lipsynch battle. We also include special guests from the Chicago drag scene. Our full cast is me, Joonage Á Trois (our host), Krissy Feetface, Logan Zass, Alex Kay, Blondebenét, Claire Voyant and Ana Budjit.



14. Where do you see yourself taking your drag career in the future?

I'd like to continue exploring opportunities as they come along and seeing where Ophelia goes from here. I want to start doing more fine arts projects involving drag, photoshoots, short films, zines, etc. I also want to continue making custom costumes, harnesses and accessories. 



15. What is your advice for anyone who wants to get far in the drag world? 

I think the best advice I have is to be authentic and be open to critique (especially if you're new). Be willing to work hard and also play hard. I think it's important to remember to take time and thoroughly enjoy what you're doing. It's easy to get burned out from all the shows, clubs, partying, etc. Find the people who value what you do and help you grow— stick with them.
 
Follow Ophelia:
Twitter: @OpheliaBulletz
Instagram: @opheliabulletz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasper.drummond

Photo credits:
Adam Ouahmane: https://www.facebook.com/adamouahmane
Johnny Bianco: https://www.facebook.com/pissingpottymouth
Brendon Brown: https://www.facebook.com/brendon.brown.16
Andie Meadows: https://www.facebook.com/andie.meadows

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Interview done by: Natalie
Twitter: @urjustadrag
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Abhorra: The Classy Trash Queen

Many performers take their inspiration from something beautiful. Abhorra is a different story. She finds her best material when taking inspiration from the ugliest items you could possibly find. A lot of her inspiration comes from icons like John Waters and Divine, and she never fails to stand out in a crowded room. She says one of her goals is to be the most interesting looking trash queen in the room, and from the looks of it, she doesn't seem to ever disappoint.

 


1. Who is Abhorra?
 
Abhorra! No Arrohba! When people add that last bit it makes me lash out at the WORLD! Thanks, Facebook, for the kindergarten name policy!

2. When and why did you begin doing drag?
 
 I started doing drag as petty revenge. I wanted to show the world how quickly I could flourish in it and the world showed me it'd be a little harder than throwing on a wig and memorizing a bubblegum, Mickey Mouse bee bop, doing a split, a windmill, and a hi kick ka ka kow.

3. How did you come up with your drag name?
 
When I lived in Miami, there was a legendary queen named Adora. She was funny and bright, and positive and lit up the room. I wanted to do the same thing, but I knew the way I wanted to go about it was the flip side of that coin. I chose to show my ugliest sides, but to do so with the same, overly joyous punch! I miss her! 



 
4. Where does your inspiration come from?
 
I take inspiration from John Waters and Divine and I seek out the ugliest parts of being human. When I find something that truly unnerves me, that's when I have the biggest success. I put it on myself like a mask and I explode it to the biggest proportions that I can! A lot of times, I'll take a trip to Goodwill and find an ugly antique and put it in a new light. I also love to morph things that are innocent into vulgarity, blasphemy, and silliness. I also have a lot to say about gender variety and human rights, but I don't think it's come through in the character yet.

5. What would you say is the most unique thing you have to offer?
 
What sets me apart from other "trash queens" is my dedication to a clashing higher aesthetic. I think having worked in the demanding field of costume design and party performing with WILDCHILD WORLD prepared me to be resourceful, and to never leave myself unprepared. I owe a certain lot to Sean Fountain, CEO and owner of WILDCHILD WORLD, even if some feelings got hurt along the way. When I tackle delicate subject matter, I make sure to do so in a respectful way. I've seen how hard it is to make art that is powerful without crossing the line into something that would be, say, be profiteering from tragedy. I think if I didn't donate every single dollar I was tipped for my PULSE angel number, the day OF THE TRAGEDY, there would be something very wrong at the core of what that performance was meant to me. And I wanted to share with my audience.
As for my latest performance, where I laid an egg as Jesus Christ, I took a chance on alienating the largest audience on earth, but it embodied everything I believe in American culture. I guess I also try as hard as I can to live purposefully. I'm always afraid of doing a number that isn't meaningful, or telling a joke that doesn't make the listener think. I guess I just need to get over that.

6. You referred yourself as a "trash queen". How would you define that?
 
A "trash" queen is typically a new queen who doesn't have a lot of money and relies on the sloppiness of their look, to carry some sort of punk attitude for them. I identify with the genre to an extent. I like the defiant ugliness in an environment where beauty is the ideal.
 
 
7. What are the most common misconceptions about your aesthetic?
 
I run into the assumption that my drag is weird for weird's sake, I guess. I'm often told it's a refreshing surprise to talk to me and find out I'm not a screeching creep like my persona. Everyone thinks my drag is dumb because it is.

8. How has The Other Show impacted your career or just you as a person?
 
Being on cast at The Other Show is a high honor and delight. (Don't tell Edie I said that!). Being considered up to par with the talent that has been showcased there is a huge ego boost. BUT, it's also motivating because you wanna be the BEST.

9. Do you find it more difficult to get gigs as compared to non "trash queens"? Why?
 
I'm not the first to be reached out to, but I think that's a feeling most performers have. I do find that I have to be a lot more polite and positive in the dressing room because of the outward appearance, being so abrasive, looking and sounding.
It was harder in the small town of Asheville to get ANYONE to give me a chance! The scene was so small and the bars were always so empty, they didn't want to risk anything on a girl that wasn't a pageant title winner. But I find booking is 99% asking. You have to get yourself out there and not wait for somebody else's  permission. 

 
10. Performing alongside the cast of The Other Show, have you ever felt that you weren't taken seriously? Is your craft appreciated?
 
My craft has always been taken very seriously by the cast of The Other Show. It was refreshing to to have a show director say, "We want you to maintain your vision, but we have an expectation of excellence" Which that has kept me going and wanting to push my ideas, instead of scaling them back. Now, I will say, that some of my ideas were too off the wall for the audience to grasp, and I can sense a disconnect. Ultimately, being at The Other Show, the scrutiny is higher, but not to, "HOW MANY GODDAMN RHINESTONES CAN YOU SHOVE ON A MAXIPAD...". Actually, I kinda like that idea.

11. What has inspired your signature mug? The shaped teeth and long, pointed nose, for example?
 
My face comes primarily from DIVINE. I've pulled inspiration from illustrators like Camille Rose Garcia and Michael Hussar. The nose was never intended to be so integral to my look, but it has won me some individuality and I'll take what I can get.

12. What is your getting ready process like?
 
My process has evolved over the years from screaming a lot, to now screaming very little. I think it's funny how I've started using something called the Ben Nye "bruise wheel" palette to "beat my face". Typically, makeup takes about an hour and a half. I've started to vary the style or look, based on the act.
My main motif is always blacking out some significant feature of the face; nose, teeth, neck, and ears. And also distortion is a major key to my face. I generally want to be the most interesting looking person in the room, so I pair my outfit with an obtuse headpiece.
 
 
13. What has been the most successful experience you've ever had as a drag entertainer?
 
I'd say that it's simply that I have gotten to work with my best friends. My favorite night is the one where I went BACK to Asheville, where I started, and I did a show with my SISTER, Priscilla Chambers, whom I started with, but, ironically, only performed alongside ONCE, because I was unbookable for a long time where she performed and she was banned and I took her place, all the week after our first show together.
We performed her curated night at the ODDITORIUM, which was my favorite bar back then because I used to do standup drag. It was very full circle for me. I even founf great onstage chemistry with a fellow performer I never really considered my friend. My friends are my greatest success.

14. Is there anything you'd like for people to know about you or just about drag in general?
 
I want people to know as little about me, except that I am truly sorry if you get in my way and get hurt!

15. Have you ever had interest in being a part of Dragula? Why?
 
HAHAHAHAHA Being apart of the Boulet Brothers' franchise has been my goal from essentially the start! I wasn't an established performer during the live campaign of the Dragula competitions and this Saturday, at Drag Con, it will be my FIRST! I want to turn it OUT HENNY.

16. Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
 
Sadly, I don't see this going as far as 5 years. I really need to start focusing on my illustration career, and once I get back to it. I got started on drag a little late, I feel. At 24 is when I feel a lot of THE CASUAL LOT of them start to retire, but that's when I STARTED!

17. What is the most encouraging or discouraging thing you've ever experienced during a show?
 
Most easily, I was moved by the solidarity during my Pulse tribute number. I felt like we, the audience and I, were in sync and it was powerful.
The discouraging bits are are often me misreading the audience, and when there is a disconnect. I'm often disappointed when my message is not fully actualized or the interpretation is not something I'd intended, which is ultimately my fault. 

 
18. Have you ever traveled for a gig? Where would be your dream place to perform be?
 
I've traveled as far as 1 or 2 states away, but I hope to make connections in Chicago, New York, Berlin, London, Panama City... Dreams.

19. You're an artist in many ways. I've seen some of your artwork. What inspires you to draw?
 
I haven't really been inspired to draw anything serious in a long time. My other art forms are begging for some attention into drag because it feels right. But when I used to draw, it would, more or less, be of my friends.

20. When people hear "Abhorra" what do you hope people think about or say in response to it?
 
I would hope people get excited, a little apprehensive, and I love when people laugh. So, yeah, I hope people will be excited to see me, and also afraid for their lives!

 
 
Follow Abhorra:

Instagram: @ab.horra
Facebook: Abhorra Arrohba https://www.facebook.com/AbhorraArrohba
Society6: society6.com/abhorra

Photographs taken by:
Jon Dean and Aubrey Longly-cook

The Drag Enthusiast:
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Interview done by Brandi
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