By Housing Works Bookstore & Cafe
At this ongoing live interview series, gonzo gay journalist David Goldberg sits down for candid conversations with the brightest stars of NYC’s queer artistic community. Drag artists, comedians, actors, writers and activists join the former Time Out editor and The Luminaries podcast host to discuss amongst other things their inspirations, fears, & careers.
To coincide with annual drag extravaganza Bushwig, Goldberg is joined by New York drag stars Harajuku, West Dakota, and Charlene Incarnate to discuss their experiences as performers and opinions on the past, present, and future of New York’s drag scene.
(And because this is a drag-related event, there will of course be a raffle with special prizes!)
All ticket, bar, and raffle revenue funds Housing Works’ services provided for people living with HIV/AIDS & homelessness.
Harajuku is current reigning Miss Bushwig 2018. Born and raised in Jamaica, Queens, she is a first generation Salvadorian who performs drag full-time in Brooklyn and across America.
West Dakota is a Brooklyn based drag queen, artist, designer and model. West graduated from Columbia University in 2016 where she studied visual arts. After graduating she relocated to Brooklyn where she launched her drag career. West’s body of work explores themes of fashion/beauty, pop culture, technology, intersectionality, language, and memes. Her work spans from queer nightlife/performance to runway/editorial modeling and much more. She has performed across the country at venues such as MoMA PS1, Pier 59 studios and National Sawdust. West has walked at NYFW and has appeared in print and online for publications such as Vogue, Dazed, Out, and Interview. She was crowned Mr(s) BK in 2017.
Charlene Incarnate is a self-described “post-Drag Priestess”—a transfeminine drag queen living in Brooklyn, New York, performing at clubs and venues throughout the borough. She was Miss Bushwig 2017, and tours with the festival.