“Drag is for all”
- Name: Victoria Sin
- Born: 1991
- From: Canada, moved to the UK when 18 years old
- Pronouns: They/them
- Contribution/Impact: Sin has called out the misogynistic and sexist realities in western society and in gay bars.
- Interesting Facts: Sin’s father is Chinese and their mother is white.
- Known For: Archiving Looks with Makeup Wipes
- Awards: Nominated for the Best Short Film Award at Underwire Film Festival, UK for Define Gender, Victoria Sin.
Victoria Sin goes by they/them pronouns. Sin moved to the UK when they were 18-years-old and that was where they got into the drag scene. Sin is known for their makeup wipe prints. After Sin is done with their makeup, they use a makeup wipe to remove their drag makeup. Essentially using their face as a print and the makeup wipe as their canvas. When they first came out and went to their first gay bar, they did not appear queer. Saying “… I was a very young, femme-looking, standard Asian girl. My queerness was totally invisible…” in a 2017 interview with AnOther. Sin felt as though their body did not belong to them.
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