[VIDEO] Finding Home Through the New York City Ballroom Scene

Our friends at Great Big Story recently made these two great videos about breaking gender roles and finding home in the New York City ballroom scene. Check them out!

“I was big; I was black; I was gay… I got spit on… Then I stood up.” Precious didn’t let preconceptions hold her back. She embraced who she was, and people love her for it. […] This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world.

Does the ballroom community still enforce traditional gender roles? Eddie Jarel Jonesx thinks so—and they’re out to shatter expectations by showing the world their true face. This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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