a dear friend of mine - is breaking into the drag world - as Heather Hysteria…. let me share with you all the email I just got…. aptly entitled - ooooooo, girl. You got She-Mail!
I’m running for Miss Gay Tacoma.
My name is Heather Hysteria.
My quest to become America’s Next Drag Superstar has BEGUN!
To be honest, you’re a big reason why I chose the name Heather. First and
foremost, if I couldn’t have a pun name (I really wanted Vaseline Dion, but
that was taken. Womp, womp), then I definitely wanted alliteration. My
friend Michael is Vanessa Valentine and then there’s Misty Maven. I liked
those names, so I wanted something like that.
I picked out Heather, because of the whole fact that it was kind of deemed
as a bitchy name in the Drag world, thanks to Raja and Co. I don’t feel like
it means a rude kind of bitch, just someone that is really confident and
sure of themselves. Also, because I look at you that way as well, you love
Queens, so I decided it was the perfect fit.
I didn’t want to be just called Heather though, so I had to think of a last
name. My Drag mom’s last name is von Puff, and Heather von Puff didn’t
really have a nice ring to it. So, I was thinking of H words that were kind
of bonkers. Hysteria instantly popped in my head.
A STAR IS BORN!