Let’s Have a Kiki!
- Post Date: 3/5/2020
- Author: Beth Watkins
- Reading Time: 2 minute read
Peach of the Midwest began performing in 2008. Since then, she’s continued to invest in her craft, improving her costumes, wigs, and performances. Peach loves gowns, loves to dance, and loves to sell an illusion. Peach also organizes and hosts drag shows throughout the Champaign-Urbana area at venues like Clark Bar. You can see more of her looks on her Instagram at @peachofthemidwest (external link) and Facebook at @peach.carrington.3 (external link).
We respectfully adopt kiki as a term meaning “social gathering” that emerged from Black queer ballroom cultures in New York City. Known for its fun, laid-back, gossip-filled atmosphere, a kiki is also a support network that provides food, shelter, HIV advocacy and awareness, and an avenue for self-affirming performance expression for queer and trans youth living in the streets.