'We find a way': These drag artists contend with the pandemic that threatens their livelihoods and their lifeline
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (screengrab)

SEATTLE — When local drag performer Aleksa Manila went to check on her drag daughter Atasha Manila soon after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-home order took effect, she was surprised to see her protégé emerge from her apartment in full drag makeup and dress.  Atasha did not have any upcoming performances — she was in quarantine! Aleksa understood this as a cry for help. She encouraged a reluctant Atasha to put on a virtual drag show, because she knew that’s what Atasha needed. Knowing Atasha wouldn’t ask for help,  Aleksa took a photo of Atasha in drag, made it into a poster for a show and pos...


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