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Ilona Verley: Drag Race's Two-Spirit Queen Says 'F*ck Gender'

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Canada's Drag Race, had just graduated high school and begun training to be a makeup artist when she met Jaylene Tyme, a celebrated two-spirit drag artist in Vancouver.

Verey learned what it meant to be two-spirit and, in that moment, everything clicked."I was like, 'OK, this is that missing thing that I felt when I was coming out.

This is who I am, I'm two-spirit,'" she says. "Part of being two-spirit for me is understanding that I have to accept both of these male and female parts of me and that maybe, for me, my happiness isn't in picking one end of the spectrum."Growing up, two-spirit people on TV or in films were almost nonexistent.

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