Photo Essay: Don’t Be A Drag Just Be A Queen

Drag is about being comfortable with your own sexuality.

Featuring: Maya & Betta Naan Stop

Becoming Maya begins by shedding Alex.


Prepping in the spa-lon.


Applying layer number 1 of 9876543234567 (approximate figure).


Prateek, a professional dancer, does his own makeup and jabs at his own face in anxiety-inducing proximity to his eyes with nonchalance and flair.


Halfway there!


Now for the lashes….


Glitter Treatment.


And now for the lips.


And done.



Maya is waiting in the room.


She gets by with a little help from Xen.



Putting on Maya



Cue Ghoomar and Gaga


And the stars of the night are ready.

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