Introducing Skittles von Bitch:
I’m MichaeI, live in Amsterdam for 21 years. During the week, I work for a Swedish company (not Ikea…) as the manager for one of the inside sales departments.
My drag name is Skittles von Bitch – Skittles is the observant, silent and shady kind of Queen 🙂
I started with drag while I was a volunteer at the COC Amsterdam in the late 90’s. I did drag a few times (together with Zsa-Zsa Gaybar) and liked it a lot, I could finally walk in high heels!
After the COC period I quit drag for several years; I didn’t go out anymore and had bf’s that didn’t like drag that much; when I met Jeroen (Heather Ratchet) and we became an item, I went out more and first time in drag again was during a Hoerenbal at Club Church – from that time on I did it more often again.
For me drag is liberating! It’s a process in which I can pour my creativity that I can’t use during my day-to-day job. Experiment with make-up, think about outfits, entertain people in clubs, during festivals and act as silly or chilly as I want to be.
House of ratchet is a great adventure to spend time with friends, try new things out but above all: having fun!