WATCH: Lady Aria Grey on gender identity and the art of drag performance

Writer and actor Callum Tilbury is using his drag persona Lady Aria Grey to fight bigotry and ignorance around gender identities.

Lady Aria Grey is a drag queen and YouTube blogger with a series of hilarious and educational videos entitled 'Lady Aria Grey Explains'.

She says that being in drag allows her to have entertaining conversations that often bring discomfort.

It started out as a way to instigate conversations that aren't always easy to have. This seemed the most intuitive ways for me to do it.

Lady Aria Grey, drag queen and YouTuber

Drag is blurring the gender binary. It is playing with gender and making art.

Lady Aria Grey, drag queen and YouTuber

Something about being in drag just feels right. I love it.

Lady Aria Grey, drag queen and YouTuber

Take a listen to Lady Aria Grey break it down:

WATCH: Callum Tilbury transforms into Lady Aria Grey

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