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Ladies First Dives Into the Complexity of Ballroom Culture

In this episode of Ladies First, Kori and Taylor talk about the history behind ballroom culture. We consider how drag culture factors in, and how ballroom reflects the complex relationships between race, gender, and class.

Some Key Ballroom Terms:

  • Butch Queen
  • Femme Queen
  • Houses
  • Kiki
  • Realness
  • Voguing

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Ballroom
Crystal LaBeija in The Queen (1968)

Image courtesy of Netflix and Grove Press

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  • Taylor is a writer who will always jump at the chance to blur genres. So obviously she can't pick just one to fangirl over. Though if she had to choose, she would narrow it down to science fiction and fantasy. Currently, she is most interested in women-centric stories and the depiction of trauma in media. She is also an aspiring YA novelist and aspiring Taylor Swift scholar.

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