Prizm News / December 1, 2017 / By Tianna Jones/ Santana Romero
Tianna Jones/ Santana Romero
Identifies As: Gender Fluid and Queer
On the Joys of Drag:
“What would probably be the most rewarding for me is being able to showcase two important and meaningful sides of me: my dancing and my gender expression. I’ve always been a bit of a ‘tomboy,’ if you will, and I’ve been a dancer for almost 15 years.
“When I was a kid, my mom had us watch ‘To Wong Foo’ on the regular, so I’ve known what drag was since my youth. When I came out at 14 and started to learn about it more in depth, I immediately wondered if there was some sort of female equivalent and was excited to find out there was.”
On Her First Show:
“I got into drag by way of a mentor of mine who knew I had interest. She recommended me to a member of the drag king troupe called the Bois With Outskirts, based right out of the Glass City. I auditioned to become the fourth member and was super excited to find out they wanted to add me on. It was a literal dream come true.
“After the rush I felt during my first show, I knew it was hooked, like this was my destiny. I became a cast member at Outskirts Toledo, one of the most known lesbian bars in the area (that sadly closed in 2014), ran for a few pageants in the surrounding area, won a few titles and traveled for a couple years before I really started to blossom at home.”