I remember trying to make my mother wear her highest heels, brighter makeup, and less clothes through out my entire childhood. Unfortunately she never did, so I had to do it myself!
To begin, my name is Devin. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs. I'm nineteen years old. I have one dream, and one dream only. My dream is to live out my aesthic artistic expression through the art of drag. As you most likely know, a drag queen is a man who dresses, and often acts, with exaggerated femininity. There are many different possible purposes to drag, personal reasons for doing drag will differ for individual drag queens. It is often done for the purpose of self-expression, performing and entertaining, and can also be mainly important as a creative outlet, a means of self-exploration or a way to make cultural statements.
I got started doing drag in early to mid 2012. There are no words to describe the creative satisfaction drag gives me, that nothing else can.
So I set off, 18, in search of a job to support my habit. After what I believe is an extensive amount of time searching over the internet, and on the streets I finally found myself a job working at a call center. In a span of about 4 months that job became what I most often addressed as "hell on earth." Day in and day out I was being singled out by my manager, talked down to, lies were spread about me by unknown co-workes, and not to mention I was being yelled at by irate customers every other call. I planned on saving up a bit of money and resigning my position. However one night the verbal picking at me simply drove me over the edge, and I walked out after a few hours of contemplation.
So that leaves me here. With an overdrawn bank account, bills to pay, and of course without proper resources to help Devina debut. "Well I know, I'll just find another job!" but as most know and can tell it's not easy to find a job. I've gone months without a single interview.
So what I ask of you if you've come this far, is to help in any way you can. Drag is my dream and my ultimate goal is to do it professionally. I don't want to waste any more time in sheeple society, being talked down to. I'm an artist.