I love faerie lore… and I am not referring to tinker bell, although that’s what people think of when you say faerie. But I ask you to think outside of Walt Disney’s imagination and really think about the lore. Usually the lore implies no gender or its unclear exactly how gender even applies to the world of the fae. I was introduced to faerie lore as I began to explore gardening and spirituality in my 20’s. I was gifted a poetry book about “flower faeries” that also had art to go with the poems. I found there were faeries for every plant, tree, vegetable and so forth – there is often lore to go along with them as well. I love the acorn faerie, that’s my type of faerie.
Anyway I was attracted to the faerie festival because of the enchantment that I could share with children and of course I just like festivals. I love music and unusual music is particularly refreshing when you are immersed in our very mundane world. Festivals, like the NY Faerie Festival, provide me with space to be creative, enchanted, and enjoy music. My creativity comes out with my costume right now, soon I will add more performance likely with faerie poetry & lore. Here is my review for the festival, for those interested in reading more about the festival itself.
So I worked really hard at mastering the acorn faerie for my character in the NY Faerie Festival. It was really grand to see it emerge this year, although I forgot my leaf ears. So apparently next year it will be perfect, ha ha! I really enjoyed butching it up as a faerie. It was really empowering. I feel like I am reclaiming ideas about faeries and showing that there are many types. Neutral Acorn Faerie and loving it. With my dogs at my side and a snake in my arms its perfect for the festival.
Its fantastic to educate children about my snake and dogs and I am hoping to perform some poetry about faeries next year. I need to memorize the poems and be able to say them in a way that keeps the attention of children. Sharing some random lore might be fun, too. Such as sharing a five leaf lilac for good luck. Teaching about environmentalism & sharing the joy of enchantment…. dreamy even.
Of course in the evening it was nice to dress in Drag to escort my wife to the evening entertainment. I always feel more masculine at her side, especially when she dresses femme. At times our relationship takes on that heterosexual stereotype but we rarely can stay in any box so often we overstep all those boundaries and confuse people. But at times we enjoy pretending to be normal. She calls me her boi and appreciates my masculinity because it gives her space to be femme. But I am not so stuck in it I cannot allow her to be butch, just seems I am butch more often.
Anyway as you can see from the pictures it was really a great time! Now to my drag race!