In The Doll World (ITDW) doll podcast continues its PRIDE Month celebration with an intimate interview with HeXtian, doll customizer and YouTube sensation. HeXtian is a tremendous doll influencer: over 1Million people follow his YouTube show! Listen at https://www.inthedollworld.com/podcasts.html
One of the most powerful things HeXtian shares is his fear! He speaks about how he loves to dress in a variety of clothing styles--including the glamourous 1950s and Drag. If he chooses to go out dressed in these styles, he has to first make sure he is safe. Safety includes: being with a group of people he can trust; carefully choosing where he goes; and, deciding whether the location has a restroom that he can safely use. He understands that a wrong choice can lead to anything from being treated rudely, to being assaulted, to even being murdered. His fear reminds us of the fear marginalized people have experienced--and continue to experience--all over the world.
As a brilliant artist, who empowers others through customized dolls, he continues to find inspiration for his artistry in his favorite childhood shows, the LGBTQ+ community, and celebrities. He also shares his Filipino heritage in his shows.
HeXtian also speaks about how his art is a safe way to express his queerness and love for Drag. He finds strength in sharing the beauty and glamour of Drag in his customizations.
To see HeXtian's work please visit his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/hextian
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