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The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag

From an iconoclastic drag queen comes an equally singular, thought-provoking manifesto that brings necessary and sparkling substance to our understanding of drag, queerness, beauty, and liberation!


This book is a quilt, piecing together memoir, history, and theory into a living portrait of an artist and an art. Within these pages, illustrated throughout with photos and original artwork, Sasha Velour illuminates drag as a unique form of expression with a rich history and a revolutionary spirit. Each chapter strips off a new layer, removing one tantalizing glove and then another, to reveal all the twists and turns in the life of a queen.

As Sasha recalls her own journey, from the women who raised her, to learning the craft of an artist, to success, disaster, and more, she also uncovers the history of queer life around the world that made it all possible. From shamans to "fairies balls," empresses to RuPaul's Drag Race (and beyond), The Big Reveal chronicles and celebrates our shared queer pasts.


"If we want to be seen as legendary," writes Sasha, "we have to weave ourselves into history."

The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag

  • Product Information


    The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag | Hardback
    ISBN: 9781684155682
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Publication Date: 8 Jun 2023
    Genre: Drag Memoir - Non-Fiction
    Pages: 240
    Dimensions: 185 x 237 x 33 (mm)
    Language: English

  • Queer Representation

    LGBTQ+ Author