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IN THE THICC OF IT

Timothie James — aka drag queen Grace Shush — and illustrator Tom Taylor bare all as they tell us why the queer scene has been screaming out for their plus-size club night

TIMOTHIE (GRACE SHUSH) JAMES

I’m a drag queen — last year’s winner of Miss Sink the Pink, no less — DJ and events producer, and I’d been looking to launch a femme body-positive club night targeted at male-bodied individuals for a while. However, I didn’t have a clue what I wanted it to look like, which is where Tom stepped in.

I’d seen his artwork for other clubs, then we met at Dragworld and immediately hit it of.

In the gay community, when you’re larger, there is an expectation that you have to be part of a tribe. Like a bear. So, you have to be a clone of a masculine, stocky guy just to feel comfortable with the way you look.

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