I have wanted to write this piece for a while now, for a variety of reasons, but I have struggled to put pen to paper every time I’ve tried to start. This is an issue of great importance to me, and I wanted this piece to be perfect, and say everything that I wanted to say without any regrets. I wanted to post this piece now, more than ever, as a reminder to all of us who value the Drag community to reach out and support our friendly neighbourhood drag queens during this difficult time.
The first time I ever heard about minimalism was from the Netflix Documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. I stumbled upon it one day when I couldn’t find anything else to watch, and I was intrigued; the concept was completely new to me, and as soon as I finished watching it, I ran to my room to start the clean up of my life. As it turns out, trying to part with your things isn’t all that simple. I got caught up in sentimentality, guilt, and the feelings of “but what if I need it some day?”.