Designer explores clothes and gender using Mohiniyattam and drag

June 28, 2017 Purnima 2

“I think that a lot of feel people feel that clothes restrict a person by their gender and the idea is to reject gender conformism,” – Aishwarya Ravi The Bangalore-based fashion photographer recently released a thought-provoking photo series in collaboration with drag performer, Alex Mathew (and his drag persona, Mayamma). Read More

Dragqueen and a transgender

January 13, 2017 Hidden Pockets 0

School mates – Look at Alex! He walks like a lady. Me – **crying** I don’t understand why my friends tease me. It hurts Amma. Amma – Don’t worry! You grow soon and everything will change. Nothing has changed. I’m still the same Alex who ‘walks like a woman’. I Read More

Red Lips: Why a man chose to play a woman, the story of Mayamma

November 18, 2016 Hidden Pockets 0

Appangal embadum ottakku chuttammayi ammayi chuttathu marumonukkayi  ammayi kochammayi marumonte ponnammayi kachodam pottiyappo vattayippoyi  The song may seem pointless to you because you don’t know the language or what it means. But, this folk song is where Mayamma started her journey. Two years back, I was busy with theatre performances Read More

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