"That's kind of what all of my stand-up is revolved around—taking the darkness and all those not-so-great things in my life and turning it into something that's fun and hilarious, and that people can relate to, and heal from. It's also partially about educating people about the transitioning process and letting them hear, you know, the dances from a trans person herself.
"It's something that everyone's able to relate to—everyone goes through breakups. Everyone's gone through puberty. Everyone's dated, but I get to share my experiences during my unique ones, and I think that helps me feel a little bit less alone and less isolated with the trans experience."
Back in May, Central Oregon drag queen Deb Auchery, also known as Alex Simpson, talked to the Source Weekly about her transition and how doing comedy had helped her through. Deb died suddenly last week, shocking the community and leaving many to weigh in about the impact her life and work had on their lives. The Source Weekly is planning a tribute for Deb in a future issue, but in the meantime, a vigil is planned this Friday.