Gender ProNouns – Again!

Being MisGendered is no fun! I am constantly provoking a “she” from most people with the occasional “he” when I am dressed as Izzy. A lot of times I appear androgyne, these days at least, so many people stumble over pronouns but most people use “she”. I have large breasts and they are hard to…

Forever Audri Benefit Show

Drag is just a bunch of shallow perverts, right? Thats what the stigma would have you believe but I experience it differently. Recently I was able to attend a benefit show that touched me deep in my soul. Drag usually inspires my creativity but also, at times, it reaches deep into my heart for an…

Big Balls!!! TBT- HADR 2013

By Izzy Ahee Throw Back Thursday – Harrisburg Amateur Drag Race 2013 At this point in the competition my lack of experience and costumes had exhausted me for the last 5 weeks. You only have a week to prepare for the next performance during the Drag Race because you don’t know the theme till the…

Closer NIN – TBT Series – ADR Week 4

As a Drag King I like to show my interest and variety of passions through music. I love to mix up the genres and I never stay in one box too long. When I chose this song it was mostly because its a very popular song, everyone recognizes it, and sex energies on stage is…

ABC – Easy as 1,2,3 – TBT -HADR 2013

th week of the Drag Race and I was ready for some fun! At this point it just became about expressing myself and having fun. I learned a lot about Michael Jackson when preparing for this number. Since the drama in the press and his death I had been inspired by his natural talents.

Guys & Dolls – A Gender Bending Variety Show

Where are all the Drag Kings in Denver? Are they all hiding in the same dark closet? Drag King shows in Denver are pretty much extinct. There are tons of Drag Queen shows all over the city and some very successful ones as well. What I have noticed though is that most of the queens…

My 2nd Performance – Masochism Tango

When I found out it was broadway the next week I was nervous! The competition, Harrisburg Amateur Drag Race, was thick and I was up against a very strong queen, Aida Snatchwell. I knew that she has done tons of Broadway themed shows and it seemed to me she had more experience than me, even…

Drag is a form of Gender Expression

Drag has changed my life! It is part of my gender expression. Being a Drag King is part of who I am.Not only has it introduced me to some pretty dam amazing people but it has also given me an outlet. A real honest to god outlet that feels good in a way that leads me to more balanced places. Izzy keeps me sane! For now as I try to get involved in my new city I know that I will be lead to good places. Maybe this whole experience will help me understand myself on a deeper level. Either way it could support my journey in some way that I don’t see yet.

Masculinity

At this point I don’t think synthetic hormones are WRONG, but I don’t think I should have to take them in order to be seen as male. Rather I believe in other options and I don’t want to be seen as male ALL the time. Still there are times I like being a woman and truly appreciate my femininity but only when I have plenty of masculine expression. Finding a way to fully express my masculine side is the struggle. For some unknown reasons living every day as simply a butch female just isn’t masculine enough.

Pride Festival – Lancaster, PA – 2014

By Hollis Taylor This was not my first Pride festival by any means but was certainly the first time I had experienced a Pride Festival from the point of view of Drag King. For many many years though my favorite part of any Pride Festival has been the Drag Queens. I went out of my…

Mr. Lancaster, PA Pride 2014

By Hollis Taylor This was my third and final pageant for 2014 and I hesitated to take it on. After State Street Contest and The Hope Pageant plus my summer adventures I wasn’t sure I could squeeze it in. But I really wanted to be part of the Pride drag scene, last year it was…

Noticing the Balance

By Hollis Taylor Recently I am having a short break from drag meanwhile I dive into my other interests in life such as alternative spiritual practices, intentional fires, drum & dance circles, nature, organic sustainable gardening, and festivals of all sorts. Everything is completely different for me than last spring and early summer. One of the biggest…