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Performer of the Week Alex Jenny
by Tony Peregrin
2020-01-08

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BEHIND THE NAME "Alex is my given name and Jenny is my mom's name. When choosing my stage name, I knew I wanted it to feel less like a character or a persona and more of an authentic reflection of who I am. Alex Jenny gives me permission to express my womanhood and have my trans identity seen and affirmed."

MY MUSE "Britney Spears: her resiliency, hairography, and very public journey with mental health are a constant inspiration to me. All the trans women who came before me and are in my life are also my muses and I very much channel their magic when I'm on stage."

GO-TO NUMBER TO SLAY A CROWD "I don't know if I have a go-to number… my favorite number to date, however, is when I won Crash Landing and performed to 'Queendom' by Aurora. It perfectly captures my dream of uplifting queer and trans communities and making sure that everyone has a home in my queendom."

MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT I ...< B> "… work as a therapist at IntraSpectrum Counseling by day. My identity as a healer definitely informs my drag and I'm always thinking about how to create spaces where queer and trans people can heal, thrive, and harness joy."

WHEN I NEED A PICK-ME-UP, I … "... do a Berlin Bomb and then text all my friends how much I love them and yell at them about how talented and magical they are."

WHERE CAN WE CATCH YOU "I am a resident host of HIGHFEMME, a party that centers queer and trans femmes of color."

SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram: @alexjenny_

@alienbabesinlove.


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