‘I’m a Big Fan of Suppressing Stuff’
Smashing stereotypes and breaking chains with lilly snatchdragon
Oh BOY, do we have a treat for you. It was such an honour to go deep with the ridiculously talented icon that is Lilly SnatchDragon. Lilly is a multi-award-winning Neo Drag Queen Burlesque Performer, co-founder of The LADS Show and the all-Asian cabaret collective, The Bitten Peach. Quite a few trigger warnings for this one as things do get raw and real, but this just gives us more reason to love the CRAP out of her. As the kids would say, a queen who talks so openly and honestly about mental health? We have no choice but to stan.
CW: extensive conversation about experiences of racism (especially first 23 mins) & PTSD throughout; suicidal ideation (25:13); grief, bereavement, cancer, death of a loved one (27:50 – 34 mins); brief mention of vomiting (29:56 and 33:18); Atlanta shootings (37:38 – 37:50).
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'I’m a Big Fan of Suppressing Stuff' | Smashing Stereotypes and Breaking Chains with LILLY SNATCHDRAGON – The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts
THINGS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST with Lilly snatchdragon:
- East15 Acting School
- Miss Cairo: @prettymisscairo
- Rubyyy Jones (@rubyyyjones) – listen to our episode with them here!
- Me the Drag Queen: @methedragqueen
- Familyyy Fierce
- Lolo Brow: @lolobrow
- Lilly’s ‘Thai Beginnings‘ act
- Maxi More @fairyprincessmermaidbarbie
- Kawaii: an introductory article
- Microaggressions: how to spot them & some suggestions for dealing with them
- Lilly’s ‘Chains‘ act
- RVT (Royal Vauxhall Tavern)
- Bitten Peach: @bittenpeachuk
- The Cocoa Butter Club: @thecocoabutterclub (you can listen to our episode with fellow CBC alumna Demi Noire here!)
- Stonewall advice for coming out later in life
- Visual migraines: link between headaches & PTSD
- Nervous breakdown: how to recognise one
- Signs of burnout
- Mark Anthony: @markanthony.dragking
- Polly Rae: @misspollyrae
- Atlanta shooting & how to help the #StopAsianHate movement
If any of the issues raised in this episode are affecting you, please do not be afraid to seek support. Help is available. The NHS website has a great directory to get you started.
If you enjoyed this episode with Lilly Snatchdragon, you might be interested to hear from Rubyyy Jones, who Lilly credits with getting her into drag & burlesque: have a peek!
Mark had to, like, cancel the gig, which I was so ashamed about because in my head that was, you don’t do that. ‘Cause obviously you’re a freelance performer and you’re kind of told certain things that you can’t cancel a show, you don’t cancel a show. And even in, you know, in drama school, if you can walk, you can work.lilly snatchdragon on the Invisible Cabaret podcast
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