Drag King Interview
I'm a Drag King in a World Of Queens — and I Deserve Recognition, Too
Wang Newton's Hope For the Future
If RuPaul was a trailblazer in the '80s and '90s, then I dream that other drag creatures will do the same in their own way. For better or worse, the commercialization of drag queens has happened. It broke through to the mainstream, and it's up to other stars to shine. The path has been carved, and we are not obligated to go down the exact path — there is plenty of talent available when we instead believe there is no roof. Inclusive means all body types, ethnicities, genders, sexuality expressions, and so on.
Speaking up and sharing my story is a privilege that few in Asia get to do. I write a Point of View column for Taiwan's LEZS Magazine and occasionally interview other artists. I'm also so grateful to collaborate with Brice Brown, founder of Milton Art Bank. Together we have produced Kong: king-centric shows that include drag queens and burlesque.
"I'm proud to document this world journey each step of the way — all while boldly wearing a strap-on under my pants."
I used to not understand my own expression through the Wang persona, but I have worked hard to save money and travel. This is my way of learning new ways of living and sharing aspects my heritage and drag king culture at the same time. I'm proud to document this world journey each step of the way — all while boldly wearing a strap-on under my pants.