September 16, 2020
During the day he is Alex Matthew, a Bangalore based, 27 year old Quality specialist at a Media firm. At night, he becomes Maya, a sultry, sari-clad drag performer, who loves to sing, dance and act. Calling herself an entertainer and with a growing fan base, Mayamma is one of India's first drag queens from Kuttanad, Kerala who hopes to bring a change in the society with her performances. She focuses on issues that affect individualism, gender equality and feminism.
"I started doing drag as a form of expression and outlet for creativity. I wasn't sure where I was heading when I started it. However, this journey has been amazing.
I use the storytelling format to convey issues such as individualism, gender equality, feminism. It's quite exciting to perform in Indian drag because it is not explored as yet.
I received a lot of objections from family and friends but I loved performing and there was no turning back.
No law can put us down because LGBTQIA community is bonded by love and love only."