E. Victoria is a trans drag artist who has been performing in drag for about three years. With the rise of the reality drag platforms like RuPaul's Drag Race, drag is becoming more and more mainstream, connecting with audiences of all ages around the world. However, trans drag artists are often left out and further marginalized within this art form.
Smash Dysphoria is a virtual drag show founded in April 2020 that features an exclusively trans, non-binary, genderqueer, and two-spirit cast, paying performers who have lost sources of income due to Covid-19. Smash Dysphoria has helped to fund trans art, trans joy, and trans resilience in the midst of the global pandemic and resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. A grant from the Austin Awesome Foundation will allow Smash Dysphoria artists to earn income and focus on their art rather than on fundraising.
Funded by Austin, TX (August 2020)