Amrou Al-Kadhi

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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".

They are also co-presenter of NB, a BBC podcast about non-binary identity.[4]

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
  • Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride, and Everything in Between

References[edit | edit source]

  1. About
  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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