18 min

WHITE DRAG bitchface

    • Society & Culture

Spring 2017: NK went to a panel at the California African-American Museum in Los Angeles. The dancer Taisha Pagget was in conversation with the curator Erin Christovale, and Taisha told Erin how her ballet training had institutionalized the natural rhythm out of her. Which made NK think about her own experiences in a graduate writing program — how her writing developed a double consciousness, and how she started going to parties in a cheap blonde wig and hot pink lipstick, a costume which she eventually called WHITE DRAG. This is her experience of literary passing.

Original writing by Nicole Kelly. Produced by Elyssa Dudley.

Bitchface is written, hosted, recorded, and produced by Nicole Kelly & Phoebe Unter.

Spring 2017: NK went to a panel at the California African-American Museum in Los Angeles. The dancer Taisha Pagget was in conversation with the curator Erin Christovale, and Taisha told Erin how her ballet training had institutionalized the natural rhythm out of her. Which made NK think about her own experiences in a graduate writing program — how her writing developed a double consciousness, and how she started going to parties in a cheap blonde wig and hot pink lipstick, a costume which she eventually called WHITE DRAG. This is her experience of literary passing.

Original writing by Nicole Kelly. Produced by Elyssa Dudley.

Bitchface is written, hosted, recorded, and produced by Nicole Kelly & Phoebe Unter.

18 min

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