The origins of glitter with Dr. Caroline West


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The history of glitter is intimately tied to the long legacy of queer nightlife and performance arts like drag, burlesque, and cabaret. It’s acted as a symbol of ‘other’ and also a great protest tool. Dr Caroline West, lecturer in sexuality studies and host of the Glow West podcast, explored this history with Louise.

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