BELLIG Info Session

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From the forever fab dahhhhhling Johnny Lazebnik ’16:

BELLIG. Is it an acronym? No. It’s in all caps, but that’s just because we’re glamazons.

BELLIG is short for “belligerent,” which is exactly what we were when we found out that there was no pre-existing group for students to experiment with the beautiful, mahhhhvelous art of drag.

Drag refers to the glorious extravaganza when individuals, typically men, genderbend. BELLIG is going to be a flurry of sick’ning false lashes, heels, and a few skirts so short you wouldn’t let your own daughter go out in them.

It’s fine. Because we’ll look fishier in them than any girl ever could. Except possibly Madonna, Our Lord and Savior, Hallowed Be Her Fake English Accent.

SO COME TO THE FIRST EVER BELLIG MEETING. NO STRINGS ATTACHED. BRING NOTHING BUT YOURSELF AND GET READY TO W.E.R.Q.

This kiki will be mahhhhhhvelous, hunty.

Date: Tomorrow, February 3rd
Time: 3:30pm
Place: Usdan MPR
Facebook: Can we pretty please have a kiki?

One thought on “BELLIG Info Session

  1. zzzrrryet

    Is there a way to celebrate drag and all of the amazingness that comes with it without using lines like, “Because we’ll look fishier in them than any girl ever could.”? The word “fishy” to describe giving realness and being read as female just seems kinda misogynistic/mean to me. In fostering communities that work with the complications of gender presentation, phrases that denote essentialism of genitalia in determining gender (fishy=the smell of vagina, in this case) that are somewhat insulting seem to do little intersectional work and instead drive a gap between female-assigned people and those who perform drag, who are typically male-assigned. Is there a possibility of being inclusive of cis, trans*, intersex, and all other assigned and adopted genders and sexes in the drag community, while allowing for humor and throwing shade, but in positive and community-building ways?

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