Familiar

Samuel Draper is an artist based in Stockholm, Sweden.  With a professional background in dance, they work mostly as a performer, but also as an editor, educator and mentor.  Samuel is a member of the dance performance group TOGETHER ALONE and works closely with choreographer Frédéric Gies on several projects.  They are a beginner tattoo artist, DJ, painter and writer; operating under a variety of ghost names.

WHY HAGFAG?  I was dancing around my living room when the term ‘fag hag’ popped into my head.  Except repeating it to myself, I said it backwards.  HAGFAG.  I was surprised that I’d never heard this before.  (I know now that Urban Dictionary has its own definition.  But I have mine.)  And somehow it made sense of how I feel that I am: mysterious old lady and teen butch queen.  Trying to understand my non-binariness, I’ve been experimenting with a lot of language that hasn’t yet settled.  So this feels like a provisional blessing.

This blog is a way for me to publicly value more of the projects to which I give my time and attention.  To recognise that there is always exchange and reward.  And to share it.

image © pavleheidler 2018

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