Stag King – A Style of Drag

A Stag King is when a Drag King is realistic & masculine looking.

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Drag DJ Izzy Ahee

When I first noticed that some of the most popular Drag Queens in Denver were also DJing at local clubs I was intrigued. I had always wondered if I would enjoy DJing. I am a big music fan, I have a very wide variety of genres that I listen to. In my every day life…

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…

Activism & Drag

So I been working hard recently to get the message of drag out there! Drag is ONLY garb deep! This message is what all of us in the drag community know as fact but we are still busy convincing the general public. Many of us love to express parts of us in drag and it…

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.

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.

Pronouns

Pronouns are interesting because we only really have binary pronouns. Without pronouns people have to repeat your name over and over again. Its awkward speech without pronouns and its awkward with pronouns. I started noticing that I was bothered by strangers using female pronouns all the time. I was refreshed when people have to look at me a couple of times to determine if I am female or if I am male. I found myself hurt that almost no one uses male pronouns with me. I almost never hear male pronouns. With my lovers I ask that they try to mix up my pronouns, although that’s hard for them. Even as Izzy they both struggle with using male pronouns. They don’t impose gender roles but for sure they struggle with using male pronouns. Maybe its their own struggle with understanding sexuality and gender….what lesbian loves men?  I know that they try to balance the two with me but I realize our culture doesn’t support people like me.

Drag is Powerful

Drag takes boldness, bravery, and strength. My respect for the art has increased in the past year to a point that I find myself more and more passionate about it. Even as I look to my future, after I move to Colorado at the end of October, I realize that Izzy will need to be brought to a new community in Colorado. I cannot abandon this amazing art. When I brainstorm what I would like to do I must ask myself what message I am carrying. As a title holding drag king it is my responsibility to carry certain messages. I often like to carry songs that encourage sex positivity, discouraging the shaming of sex. Sometimes I carry the everyone is beautiful message other times I challenge gender roles, my personal pet pieve. Another message I like to bring to the stage is to spread the love.

Amateur Drag Race 2014

I was honored to be asked to be a coach for the Amateur Drag Race 2014. First of all, the drag race was where I started a year ago. I was excited to see the newest amateur drag queens and kings and also to have a small piece in helping them develop their personal drag persona. My love for drag has a long history into my early adulthood even before I was out of the closet as a lesbian, butch, gender variant, and now drag king. Drag’s gender bending nature combined with music, creativity, and strong heart has kept me passionate about drag for many years.

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…