19 Jun. 2019
Austin, UNITED STATES
Alex (C), drag name Alexandria Van Cartier, 26, a real-life drag queen and mentor of Keegan, who identifies as gender creative, takes one final look before taking the stage during the International Drag Festival 2018 near Austin, Texas, U.S., November 16, 2018. Alex, says he tries to impress upon Keegan a sense of feeling comfortable in his own skin. He says the process of getting into drag is time consuming and is very reflective. "Part of what drag has done, for me at least, it's like if you're not enjoying what you're seeing in the mirror, than there is something wrong. And if I'm going to have to look at myself in the mirror for three hours, I better like what I'm seeing." REUTERS/Amanda Voisard SEARCH "GENDER CREATIVE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.