#Repost from the incredible #documentarian @mariehobro ・・・
This comedic, fishy queen known as Candi Shell has brought her own unique style of drag to O'ahu. After living in New York, Candi and her husband moved to Hawai'i about two years ago. She now hosts Marys and Mimosas at Hula's Waikiki and draws, paints and writes in her spare time. "My drag persona differs from me in most every way. I’m like a hairy dude who’s kind of quiet and draws in my man life. As Candi Shell, I’m super bubbly, and if I wasn’t so sweet, I would just be kind of obnoxious. I’m also not singing a whole lot these days in my man life, but Candi’s constantly singing. I literally feel like when Candi takes hold—you know, once I’ve got the wig on and her voice starts coming out—I feel like I’m riding in the backseat and someone else is driving the car. I feel like doing drag is probably an ancient impulse. Especially in this patriarchal society that we find ourselves in that’s sort of gone so far in one direction that it’s shutting down and breaking apart. We’re missing all of this goddess energy. We have the god energy, but we don’t have the goddess energy and that’s what drag queens do: we summon the goddess."