Evelyn Aschenbrenner is a U.S. citizen serving in the Ukrainian army’s International Legion of Territorial Defence of Ukraine, which is made up of foreign fighters.
I first became interested in drag kings – mostly female entertainers performing exaggerated male characters – when I saw a documentary about them in Detroit in the early 2000s and then went to see some drag king shows.
I loved it, as it’s theatrical and over the top and a lot of fun. I identify as bisexual and genderfluid and use the pronouns they/them.
I’m now 41, and if I’d been born 20 years ago, I would have thought very seriously about transitioning to a man. But being a drag king gives me a chance to express the male side of my identity.