Queer Spotlight #1 : 5 Rad Queers to follow
From queer artists, gender neutral & all sexuality hairdressing, photography & cooking channels we are bringing you the 5 queers you need to be following on social media right now.
These people are some of the Rad Queers paving the way for Queer babe presence online and all over the world! Go and check them out and support the amazing work that they are doing.
Scottee is an artist, activist and troublemaker who is currently based in Southend - on - sea and hails from London.
Scottee’s work often challenges social norms like fatness, queerness, male masculinity & class. He has paved the way for so many Queer and Fat babes out there through his interventions, Cabaret work and online presence.
I first became aware of Scottee through his Fat beauty & talent pageant "Hamburger Queen" which took place annually from 2011 - 2014 at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London. It was one of the most radical and amazing things I had ever seen and I have loved him & his work ever since.
Hannah Daisy A.k.a Make Daisy Chains
Hannah is a Artist, illustrator & Mental Health Activist from London.
Her art is often based around mental health activism, intersectional feminism, queer identity, cats and chronic illness. She is most well known for creating the hashtag '#boringselfcare' which is a term she created to reclaim the real meaning of the term 'self care'. Hannah Daisy has lived experience of mental health problems, endometriosis and PCOS from which she draws direct inspiration for her art practice.
Hannah Daisy also has a decade of experience working as a Mental Health Occupational Therapist.
Her art is beautiful - I want to buy it all!
Etsy: Hannah Daisy
Home Queer Cooking is quite simply an LGBTQ+ cooking show and I can't get enough of it.
Each mini-doc focuses on one person or couple: queer artists, activists, and performers make dishes that either comfort them or mark a significant moment in their lives.
What I like about the show as well, is that the onus isn't on the food looking Insta worthy or gourmet, it's all about the comfort of home cooking and you feel like you are looking in on your friends making a meal for you.
It is still a pretty new venture for Creator Michael Chernak and I urge you to get behind this project and start watching / interacting with the episodes and maybe get involved!
YouTube: Home A Queer Cooking Series
Neil Nez Kendell
Neil is a Photographer based in North West England and currently holds the titles of National Vintage Photographer Of The Year, Burlesque Hall of Fame Vegas, and World Number 1 in Burlesque top 50 2018.
Neil's work is incredible and focuses on Vintage & Burlesque images with often Queer themes throughout.
His images have been published in a wide variety of books, magazines and newspapers ranging from Vogue to The Guardian.
His work has been so vital in raising the profiles of many Queer Burlesque & Drag Performers.
Go and take a look as his website which has a stunning portfolio of his work on there:
Open Barbers is a hairdressing salon and social space based in London for any hair length and type, welcoming all genders and sexualities. It is owned and run by two lovely babes Felix & Greygory who are two of the nicest people I have ever met.
When I lived in London this was my go to salon as they always made me feel welcome and like I was in a safe space. I even got all my hair chopped off there from shoulder length to a short back and sides! It was the only place I felt I could be my authentic self and ask for a haircut that I really wanted and represented me as a Queer person.
They also have a small Zine library there so even if you don't need a mop chop there is always a cup of tea, good chat and a zine to read.