Alyssa Nunn looks down from a platform as she performs in front of the National Cathedral in Washington, Tuesday, May 26, 2019.
Alyssana Nunn performs as she looks up from a podium during the Women of the Year celebration in the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The drag queen’s rise has been anything but a simple one, she’s spent decades playing the part and her career has been defined by it.
But in recent years, Nunn has begun to explore the idea of being a transgender woman, and it’s a change from the days when she was more or less a closeted woman.
The idea came to Nunn, a 30-year-old trans woman who says she’s struggled with gender identity since her birth, in the spring of 2014.
The experience changed Nunn’s view of herself, and she began to question whether she was a woman at all.
As she grew more comfortable with her own body and her identity, she began experimenting with dressing as a woman, including taking up ballet lessons and transitioning into a more masculine body.
She’s even taken to wearing her hair in dreadlocks.
The experience led Nunn to find herself questioning her gender identity.
She decided to make her gender non-conforming, and now, the actress is exploring a different gender identity: transwoman.
“I feel that the world has been very quick to demonize trans women,” Nunn said.
“They’re treated very unfairly.
I have to fight for them.
I’m not in a good place right now.”
Transwomen have been targeted by the media and by others in the trans community for years, with transgender celebrities like Caitlyn M. Jenner, Janet Mock, and Laverne Cox being attacked.
But it’s the LGBT community that has come out in favor of transgender rights.
And now, with Jenner’s endorsement of the Pride Month march, Nudists hope to change the conversation about transgender people and drag queens.
“It’s important that the media acknowledges transgender people in the same way that we do,” Nuln said.
“The fact that Caitlyn was so vocal in the fight for transgender equality is an example of the kind of activism that she did.
I think she’s going to continue to be an advocate for transgender rights.”
Trans women and drag, Nuns and others have a history of activism, and Nunn is no exception.
When Nunn was growing up, she dressed as a girl to hide her identity and, like Jenner, has said she identifies as a man.
But Nunn says she is more than just a woman; she’s an artist who draws on drag to express herself.
“My drag has always been my life,” Nidds said.
“[My drag] is a reflection of who I am.
It’s not about who I’m trying to be.
It was about who the character is and who I want to be.”
While Nunn sees drag as her calling, she has been a drag star for years.
The actress, who is the first transgender woman to ever win an Emmy, began performing in drag as a teenager, and in the mid-1990s, she transitioned to female and started to wear makeup and hair extensions.
But she has never made the transition to a male persona.
Instead, she is a drag superstar in the public eye, drawing large crowds at awards shows and at the Women in Entertainment Awards.
Nunn said she’s not sure how long she’ll be a drag performer, but she does know she loves it.
“In the end, I feel like I’m still very much a drag person, I just haven’t been in the spotlight,” she said.
Nuns says she has always wanted to be known as a drag woman, even though she’s known as Caitlyn for decades.
“Growing up, I was very much the ‘girl next door,'” she said, “and my mother was the ‘boy next door.’
But I don’t think I was a girl next door to her, and I definitely wasn’t a boy next door.
So, I always wanted the other person to know that I was transgender, that I had a real name, and that I wasn’t just a girl.”
Transgender” is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of gender identities, including genderqueer, genderfluid, and gender-nonconforming.