“I believe that allowing us to talk our truth and putting our voices out there will help to address these issues throughout the world.”
Queer writer, creator, and poser from Indonesian and Australian origins, Radam Ridwan describes themselves as ‘a work-in-progress that will never be quite finished, and that’s okay’. Advocating daily for an existence beyond gender binaries and restrictions, they challenge the notion of static non-binary clothing through their writing and social media presence. Through spreading messages like, ‘My expression does not exist for your attention’ and ‘Queer love is possible because of queer rage’, as well as creating content on the reasons why cops should not be present at Pride, Ridwan inspires their audience to live their life freely and authentically, and to advocate for a better future for all LGBTQ+ individuals.
Ridwan speaks openly on topics ranging from sexual and mental health to racism, recently shedding light on anti-Asian cultural appropriation within the LGBTQ+ and drag communities. They combine their sharp wit and talent with words with a passion for fashion to deliver hard-hitting and impactful messaging in a truly fabulous way. Speaking at London Trans Pride 2019, they said, “When the newspaper reports that to be transgender is a trend and is a changeable phenomenon…we must inform them that to be transgender is not new, they are just late to the party.”