Maya the Drag Queen

Maya the Drag Queen

“I’ve lived in Kerala and Hyderabad before this but Bangalore is the only city that helped me open up, be myself and discover who I am. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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I used to think I was straight because when I lived at home, I thought I had to fit into what everyone else told me to do. I came to Bangalore in 2012 and that’s ⁣when I started exploring – it wasn’t until late 2013 that I figured out who I was, which was when I came into contact⁣ with the community. That’s when I started performing in different places. But after the second performance as Alex, though, I felt like I was stagnating. I⁣ was wearing a fedora and a jacket while singing diva numbers. I felt like I sang alright, but there was still something⁣⁣⁣ missing. Then I watched ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ and realised I could also be a drag queen. When I did my research, I⁣ couldn’t find much on Indian drag queens and figured I could go to the west to learn. That’s what I did, and the next⁣ thing I know, I’m performing in my mother’s saree.”⁣⁣⁣⁣
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@mayathedragqueen in drag / Alex Mathew out of drag⁣⁣⁣⁣
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