Amrou Al-Kadhi

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Amrou Al-Kadhi
Nationality British-Iraqi
Pronouns they/them
Gender identity nonbinary[1]
Occupation writer, performer, filmmaker, actor

Amrou Al-Kadhi is a writer, filmmaker, actor, and performer. At age 20 they created their drag persona, Glamrou, and began doing drag shows at their university.[2][3] They are now a veteran drag artist and founded the drag troupe "Denim".

Professional acting credits include Venom 2 (Marvel), Carnival Row (Amazon Studios), Christopher Robin (Disney), The Souvenir 2 (Joanna Hogg), Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (BBC Films). They are also a co-presenter of NB, a BBC podcast about non-binary identity.[4]

Their father is Bashar AlKadhi CEO at Hill and Knowlton Strategies, lives in Dubai and their mother is Ayeser Alkadhi lives in London with Bashar's mother. Amrou have a twin brother Ramy Alkadhi who works at Anghami, Dubai.[citation needed]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"I always think – look around…the world is insanely complicated? I mean Jesus…Octopuses can change colour, shape and size at will…our brains make billions of neural decisions every second…but you can't for a second understand that some people's genders don't sit in the binary framework of sex?"[5]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • UNICORN: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen (Paperback)
  • Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride, and Everything in Between (Hardback)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. @Glamrou (23 July 2020). "I'm non-binary..." – via Twitter.
  2. Al-Kadhi, Amrou (11 October 2019). "How drag helped me come to terms with my gender". British GQ. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  3. Al-Kadhi, Amrou (20 October 2019). "Amrou Al-Kadhi: 'Being a drag queen healed me'". the Guardian. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  4. Amrou Al-Kadhi [@Glamrou] (Feb 13, 2019). "I'm the co-presenter of NB, a @BBCSounds podcast about non-binary identity and all its glory, created by the brilliant @caitlinbenny and produced by the wondrous @ArlieAdlington. Here's the teaser episode - there'll be 8 full episodes starting next week!" – via Twitter.
  5. ""Glamrou is a celebration of my gender-queerness, and she's a celebration of all the female facets of my Arab and Muslim heritage."". Shado Magazine. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
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