Reality TV vs. Reality
Drag has seen a big uptick in popular culture in the last decades, with stars on reality TV, social media, and beyond. And after moving from New York to San Francisco, Mama Celeste founded Oaklash, a 3-day drag festival that’s the first of its kind in the Bay Area. From glitz and glam to wigs, mustaches, and acrobatics, drag is not so much about gender as it is about the sheer wonder in seeing boundaries and assumptions fall away. In this world, a new reality is created and perpetuated, a safe place for all to be all they want to be and more.