Gieza’s Poke House was having a takeover by House of Royals and the regal Mother of that House, Prens Emrah. It was the first time I drew and met Prenz Emrah, and that seems hard to imagine now, when their inspiration and creative power has become so precious to me.
House of Royals is the drag family of Queerberg Soli-party, a Soli Party with Refugee/ Migrant-PoC Queer performers. The folx of this house are so talented I can’t even begin to describe them. You gotta see for yourself.
You gotta watch Queerberg’s Don’t Rush brush drop. Some of the most beautiful, amazing and creative transformations I’ve ever seen.
That January night was also the first time I drew Buba Sababa!
How it is possible that there was a time before I knew and helplessly stanned Buba? I can’t even imagine. Buba Sababa is the future of cool, the future of gender. More Buba here!
Learn about Prens’
online NOW IRL! incredibly special, fully accessible, QT*I*BIPOC! (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour who are also Queer, Trans and/or Intersex ) bellydance workshop !!
Learn how to keep your oranges fresh here. Such a joy to watch and so happy that Prens holds a space for those of us who have limited mobility and dance from our chairs!
Updated Sept 10 with this drawing of the beautiful Keil Li Divõn !
Follow this pastel doll here :), listen here!
It’s so crucial to help Queerberg keep going in this time when the performers have lost their income from shows. Even small amounts matter. Most of the House/crew are refugees and asylum seekers, some of them folx who can’t safely express their true gender in the refugee housing where they live.
Here are all the Instagram accounts from the House of Royals Don’t Rush video; every one is a delightful follow.
Song by @haifamagick
Video by @kldivon
Like they say here,
“As refugees, we know exactly what “show must go on” means. And corona is no exception. We are blessed to have each other and the friends who are part of the crew. We cannot wait to come back more resilient, and more beautiful 😘 ”
كلاجئين، نعرف تماما ماذا يعني “العرض لازم يستمر”. والكورونا ليس استثناء. نحن محظوظين لانه لدينا بعضنا البعض والاصدقاء الذي شاركوا معنا. وبانتظار للرجوع كيف كنا واحسن.😘 !!
Mülteciler olarak, “şovun devam etmesi gerektiğini” tam olarak biliyoruz. Korona da buna dahil.
Birbirimize ve ekibin bir parçası olan arkadaşlara sahip olduğumuz için cok sansliyiz.
Daha güclü ve daha güzel geri dönmek için sabırsızlanıyoruz 😘