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Yuhua Hamasaki July Issue 12

Yuhua Hamasaki July Issue 12

Yuhua Hamasaki July Issue 12
July 13
23:51 2018

Yuhua has a fascinating background. She immigrated to the United States from China, settling in New York City at the age of seven. Her heritage and upbringing are very apparent in her art. She combines themes of Chinese culture, New York City style, and futuristic glam that creates a look that is not often replicated in the American drag community. She started performing at the young age of sixteen. At a time when there were not nearly as many outlets for LGBT youth as there today, the gay bars were the safer spaces for a drag queen fresh on the scene. “I went to gay bars not because I wanted drink, or do drugs, or party, but just so that I could be in an environment that I was not judged…”

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