What defines ‘maleness’ in the modern era? Where is the border between maleness and masculinity? And why do we care so much about how others choose to self-identify? London Drag King, Adam All, leads us on an exhilarating and brave journey, offering a humorous but touching insight into the Drag King movement through sharing his own personal story. Adam hopes to charm and alarm with equal appeal, inspiring us to ponder whether we too are brave enough to break beyond the confines of societal gender norms and find our own true personal identity. Adam All has been performing as a Drag King for more than nine years and was recently referred to as the ‘Godfather’ of the modern Drag King scene in the UK and one of the ‘game changers of the London Drag Scene’ in Time Out Magazine. Adam recently featured on This Morning for ITV, BBC Newsbeat, London Live and Sky and ITV News. Adam All is the founder and host of popular Drag King cabaret night BOiBOX alongside his on and offstage partner, Apple Derriéres. Adam performs nationally and is a huge advocate of the emerging, engaging and empowering Drag King scene. He can charm and alarm with equal appeal, bringing live vocals and cartoon realness to his geek-chic cabaret. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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