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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Argus Paul Estabrook

SPE Member since 2020
Member Chapter: Southwest

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While the LGBTQ+ community remains a predominantly hidden part of Korean society, areas within Seoul have made progressive strides championing queer rights and lifestyles. In the districts of Itaewon and Hongdae an underground drag scene has seen a huge rise in popularity. This growth is due to the community's ability to create safe spaces for performances, encouraging those who might not otherwise have an outlet to experiment. Freed by both the personal expression and anonymity drag provides, native and international artists take the stage to celebrate unrestricted interpretations of identity. Rebelling against a society steeped in gender norms, each performance broadens the definition of what it means to be human.

Accompanied by the words of each represented artist, these photographs offer a deeper understanding of what drag means to them as individuals.

Azangman

Azangman at Mike's Cabin

Hurricane Kimchi at the Rabbit Hole

Hurricane Kimchi

Hoso Hailey Sodomite

Jaxter the Taco Master

Charlotte Goodenough

Charlotte Goodenough at The Link

Nix

Skim

Pusae Uglywrinkle

Sura

Sapphire Reign

Fleur West

Fleur West at View 33

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