Patrice is an acting student and works as a model and drag queen. Political activism plays an important role for them: “I didn't become an actor to avoid being political. The same goes for being a drag artist. My character’s name is Eve n’ more, a usually very overdrawn sexist female figure with which I often quote trash TV formats. With that, I want to show how stereotypically this image of women is portrayed, and what narratives we are flooded with every day.”
In their academy, Patrice is pushing for FLINTA* toilets to be set up, as well as for changing facilities and shower cubicles for diverse people. Most recently, Patrice was invited to a school to talk to students about their experiences as a queer person and about their drag art. “It's always so inspiring how they admire you and I think it's an incredible opportunity to be able to teach them something as well.” Patrice is all about showing that the LGBTQIA+ community is more than just gay men and that drag is something anyone can do, without any rules.
Patrice moved from Nuremberg to Munich almost two years ago for their studies. There are many things about Munich that they find annoying. “There are a few things that are typical of Bavaria, such as a certain kind of squareness or shame. You don't have the opportunity to express yourself the way you would like to. I certainly don't, not without being judged for it.” With their first acting engagement, Patrice wants to move away from Bavaria. What they appreciate about Munich, however, is the easy access to the drag scene. “I've met really great queer people here, who I also want to start a lot of things with.”
For Patrice, being queer means being politically active. Patrice adds: “That's what I am, that's what I fight for, that's what I stand up for. It's so important to also draw attention to: Where do we come from? What is our history? How far have we come and what are the struggles we’re still facing now?” Patrice's wish is to continue working in that direction and to absorb and learn as much as they can. “I want to meet people who inspire me and show me things I didn't know before and simply grow as a person.”