Fanny Minka: Drag queen

Jul 04, 2019, 01:00 AM

Alice meets Fanny Minka, who’s a female drag queen with Sink The Pink - and also a travel-blogging ‘radical diva in transit’

Fanny Minka is quite possibly the world's only travel-blogging drag queen. Originally from Australia, she was influenced by the release of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the tender age of 13 and has been a radical diva in transit ever since. A Londoner for the past 15 years, Fanny has been part of Sink The Pink's drag family for nearly six of those. She spends any spare time (and money) travelling and writing about it on her blog, Minka Guides. 

Fanny is unusual among drag queens for a few reasons - as well as the blogging, she’s a cisgender woman, and she started doing drag with her husband. So she has some really interesting perspectives on the performance of gender, on how the queer scene has changed and continues to change - and whether the concept of a ‘Dorothy’ could even become obsolete.