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Marita DeLeon

Marita DeLeon is a fat queer filipina femme who works as an esthetician and makeup artist by day & a standup comic, producer and host by night. She believes in performance and artistry as activism and constantly strives to use her talents as resistance in the fight for racial and social justice. Follow her journey of makeup, self care selfies and food on Instagram at @maritaisabel.
Queer Stories Abound at the 2016 Seattle Shorts Film Festival

Queer Stories Abound at the 2016 Seattle Shorts Film Festival

Just after this year’s well-attended TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, local film fans have another opportunity to dive into more northwest cinema. The Seattle Shorts Film Festival will grace the SIFF Film Center from November 11th-13th, with notable guests and discussion panels.

Seeking Divinity: Angry Indian Goddesses

Seeking Divinity: Angry Indian Goddesses

How many female “buddy” films from India can you name? Exactly. Angry Indian Goddesses is a valiant attempt at breaking into the female buddy film format, with ambitious narrative choices and a truly important subject matter.

Lazy Eye a Heartfelt Triumph for TWIST

Lazy Eye a Heartfelt Triumph for TWIST

What would you do with a second chance at the one who got away? This is the question filmmaker Tim Kirkman set out to answer in his feature film Lazy Eye, the story of a man whose long lost lover suddenly reenters his life fifteen years after deserting him.

Ru-minations: Surprise, Surprise

Ru-minations: Surprise, Surprise

And there you have it, children. What we all suspected this entire season finally came to fruition: RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 2 was simply a runway for Alaska’s inevitable victory. This week’s finale was controversial and is already getting smeared on social media for making the “wrong choice.” Let’s unpack what took place so you can decide for yourself!

Ru-minations: Keeping It In The Family

Ru-minations: Keeping It In The Family

“Rolaskatox isn’t in effect,” they said. “This is a new season,” they said. “It’s every queen for herself,” they said. Then why the is Roxxxy Andrews still on RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 2? *Sips tea. Adjusts weave. Collects self.* Let’s fill in some of the details from this week’s jaw-dropper of an episode.

Behind Torrey Pines: Interviewing Clyde Petersen

Behind Torrey Pines: Interviewing Clyde Petersen

With star-studded casts, poignant subject matter, and diverse perspectives, TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival is set to be especially profound this year. But one film is already a standout for the 21st annual lineup: Torrey Pines, the festival’s opening night film, screening Thursday 10/13 at SIFF Cinema Egyptian.

Ru-minations: Selling Out

Ru-minations: Selling Out

Folks, this season of All-Stars has been one of the best—if not the best—season of Drag Race to date. But this week’s episode took a hard turn, and got the flack on social media to prove it. Let’s dig in.

Ru-minations: Bitter Ru-venge

Ru-minations: Bitter Ru-venge

This is it. The moment we’ve all been waiting for. The revelation behind the “Revenge” twist of All-Stars Season 2. And girl, prepare your taste buds, because this sumptuous feast is salty as hell. Last week’s episode ended with all 4 eliminated queens glaring through the one-way vanity mirror, just in time to catch Phi Phi O’Hara badmouthing Alyssa Edwards after Alaska eliminated her.

Ru-minations: Double Taken

Ru-minations: Double Taken

Shocked? Despondent? Aghast? How would you describe your feelings after this week’s Drag Race All-Stars episode? Try bloodthirsty, because “Ru-venge” is a dish best served juicy.

Ru-minations: She’s Herstory

Ru-minations: She’s Herstory

Buckle that sequined seatbelt, girl, because this roller coaster is a doozy. Just 3 episodes in and we’ve already got some crazy ups and down! This week’s episode started off as usual with the queens discussing last week’s elimination

Ru-minations: Get Snatched or Go Home

Ru-minations: Get Snatched or Go Home

Everyone take a step forward if you’re ready for All-Stars Season 2! Not so fast, Adore Delano. I must be mistaken. You see, I thought we came here for RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. Not Toddlers and Tiaras, where little piggies wee-wee-wee all the way home. We’ll get to that.

Ru-minations: Bigwigs and Bombshells

Ru-minations: Bigwigs and Bombshells

All Stars Season 2 has only just begun, and already it’s shaping up to pull Drag Race out of the Season 7 swamp that mired it last year. This very well could be the best season yet!