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Adventures in Subway Artwork

I have never been a fan of public transportation. One time as I was making my way home from a particularly grueling day at high school, I was on the train leaning against the wall and the train doors hit me as they were closing.

“Stand clear of the closing doors, please.”

Trains are my least favorite because, and this should come as no surprise, they have subway performers and artists and I am always suspicious of those.

Cue the above drawing, by Tolan Van Harris, my subway artist of the day. Andy, our friend Chris, and I were making our way around the city during NYC Pride and upon entering the Times Square bound S train, we were asked if we minded getting drawn. My coworkers told me that I look a little angry in this drawing, so I guess my feelings on subway artists came across. However, I LOVE this. How cool is it to have a complete stranger make art specifically of you, just because something left an impression on them enough to want to put that out into the world? And then for them to share it with you?

On top of that, I had a really nice Pride. After the parade we went to Logo TV’s Drag Race Pride Party hosted by Michelle Visage. I’ve seen BenDeLaCreme perform and I was at a party that Bianca Del Rio made an appearance at, so it was nice to see them as well as the other season six finalists of RuPaul’s Drag Race and previous Miss Congenialities perform. Ivy Winter’s routine was out of this world. I’ve never seen anything else quite like this event.

Last weekend, Andy and I went to Staten Island PrideFest where we saw some familiar faces. An old friend of mine had a hand in the event, so it was nice that it was such a huge success. I also had a wonderful conversation with a fellow Whovian (if you see this, mystery woman, hit me up) thanks to my tardis shirt from Threadless! Our favorite part? The Doggy Drag Show!



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