As a performer, I made my living as a Male Impersonator and Burlesque performer. After the pandemic, I found myself in the nightmare that all self-employed people fear the most. The loss of work. Like most during the pandemic, filing for unemployment felt very discouraging. Many Drag Performers and Burlesque dancers found themselves signing up for OnlyFans accounts and anything to keep them afloat. This piece promotes Sex Worker Advocacy and reflects the importance of safe spaces for Queer Sex Workers of Color.
Papi Churro is a Goth Cholo, Two-Spirit Drag King of Coahuilitican and Lipan Apache heritage. Currently based in Austin, Texas, he is the co-producer for the Boiz of Austin, Joterias and host for Toybox with Papi Churro and Chique Fil-Atio. Currently a cast member with Die Felicia. Most recently he founded Bizarre Stripper Burlesque troupe, Austin’s Premiere Trans Femme & Non Binary Burlesque Troupe. Papi Churro brings his own goth cholo perspective with political and artful performances. Papi is super passionate about the rights and voices for all POC performers. Papi hopes to bridge the gap, promote, and educate with regards to POC community to make sure our voices and concerns are heard. Recently dubbed, “Some Kind of Bizarre Stripper” by Infowars, you’re about to see why, here’s Papi Churro!
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