Drag art took over theater Guimerá in an afternoon of confidences, experiences and celebration. In this edition there have been voices that take transvestite art beyond the aesthetic, as a powerful form of reflection and activism.
One of the tables, presented by Álvaro Luis, featured testimonials from Dita Dubois, The Macarena, the winner of the 10th season of Rupaul’s Drag Race, Aquaria and the singer Samantha Fox, that despite the delay in his departure, with his personalized doll he won the sympathy of the attendees.
Drag can be a salvation, as it happened to The Macarena in its beginnings in the United Kingdom, when it comes to bringing happiness to your life. Aquaria showed her gratitude for finding in drag a opportunity to express her passion for theater and makeup. Samantha added the romantic touch, sharing her memories of love and the importance she places on this feeling in her life. Dita thanked her current friend, Anastasia Lethal, for inspiration when she started 14 years ago.
There was no lack of mention of the recent electoral results and international comparison was allowed. “Doing drag is political and your mere existence is activism”pointed out The Macarena, while Aquaria brought up the current situation in Florida, where there is active persecution against trans people.
Dita wins the applause of the public, after her hypothetical bill so that people who discriminate against and harass LGTBI people experience the same fear as them. Next, a traditional Samantha Fox asks for respect and avoid going into something more physical on a date, until there is an invitation to dinner.
All the speakers agreed on highlighting the importance of maintaining its essence and not losing the balance between the personal and the professional. «Make sure that people are with you because of you and not because of your popularity; It is important to go to bed in peace with yourself, “said The Macarena.