Like other LGBTQ individuals, London says she is no stranger to discrimination. London is of Cambodian and Chinese dissent, and was the first of her family to be born on Canadian soil in 1986.
“Just being gay and being Asian alone is a hard life, and doing drag is another type of discrimination I receive.”
London says her career as a drag queen has allowed her to become the confident person she is today. Before discovering drag, she was not fully accepted by the LGBTQ community.
“I would go to one of the gay clubs and I would drink my beer, standing at the wall, no one would talk to me, I wouldn’t talk to anyone.”
Trained in hip-hop, London says she entered the world of drag as a back-up dancer. Eventually London made her way from the back of the stage into the spotlight.
London highlights her cheekbones; the final step in the several hour makeup process. Photo: Jordan Steinhauer.
“That opened the doors to be more accepted in the community, because it’s a hard community to be accepted in.”