Transformation Tuesday just got a whole lot QTer … New queers featured every week! Tag us, take a pic of us and follow us on Instagram at QWERRRKOUT , and you too could be the next, featured QT! YOU BETTA QWERRRK! Oh … and don’t forget to get your “Gettin Piggy Wit It” merch HERE !!! Mx Qwerrrk pic (below) by Santiago Felipe
Age : 34
Location: San Diego, California
“As the only son to a second-generation Catholic, Chicano family growing up in the 90’s, concealing my sexuality seemed to be a matter of life and death. Riddled with anxiety and the constant feelings of inadequacy, I turned to drawing and painting to escape my machismo reality.
Fast forward a few years to a teen honing his skills in the studio arts, I was eventually drawn to body painting and makeup as an alternative medium. Shortly after graduating high school, I began working for a reputable makeup company which was known at the time for its innovation and artistry.
After a tumultuous coming out to my family, a few failed lie-based relationships, and a short stint of substance abuse, I eventually discovered my preferred therapy…drag…and my therapist Lola Rose!
Five years later, my dad is one of Lola’s biggest fans. I am living my truth and I am happy to share my journey and the magic of drag.
For me, the transformative art of drag and gender expression through makeup artistry is a transcendent experience that has awarded me the strength, courage, and confidence I needed to survive. Drag saved my life and I hope that my story and art can help bring light and inspiration to others searching for their truth.”