Drag Performance and Live Q & A
by Hailey Tayathy (Quileute) — they/them or anything said respectfully
Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m. PST
Virtual Event, Free and Open to All
On opening night of Gender Euphoria, Hailey Tayathy will perform a drag show that is shaped by their queer Native identity. This is an all-new performance! Hailey Tayathy (they/them or anything said respectfully) is a member of the Quileute Nation, a fiber and digital artist, and Seattle’s premier Native American drag queen. They aim to bring healing to Indigenous communities and to show everyone that Indigiqueers are still here and are stronger and more beautiful than colonized minds can imagine.
For Gender Euphoria, Hailey will live stream a drag performance, followed by a Q & A. Hailey’s performance is a Quileute paddle dance with a twist. The dance will be followed by storytelling and performance that recount an alternative telling of a Quileute legend about a rainbow-colored bird and the start of the potlatch tradition. As Hailey writes: “Similar to queer Indigenous people during colonization, the rainbow bird gives up aspects of its beauty to better the lives of its community. However, Quileute stories are full of transformations – so perhaps there’s hope that the rainbow bird will one day get its colors back.” After the performance, audience members are encouraged to ask Hailey about their work!
Hailey Tayathy (Quileute) — they/them or anything said respectfully–is a member of the Quileute Nation, a fiber and digital artist, and Seattle’s premier Native American drag queen.
View more from Hailey Tayathy here, available July 9.