Introducing Tiara Ratchet:
I am Daniel van der Mast, I live in Amsterdam a little bit over a year now. Together with Miguel/belle who now is part of our house also. I work as a make up artist. Both freelance in store and freelance as my own boss.
Im Tiara Ratchet from the House of Ratchet
I started doing drag in club church together with some people from my House. I had been interested in make up for a few years then. And wanted to try it. I´ve always loved strong females and have a bit of a performing side in me. And lastly I found drag sometimes a bit boring.. and I had seen Jeroen (from my House) and with his friend Joss dressed up on facebook and at Parties.. They inspired me a lot.
Drag for me means a creative outlet. Fun time with friends. Playing with my feminine and male side, freedom. Breaking the rules and not taking everything too serious. Drag is a fun and can be all sorts of different things. Not only female.
We started the House of Ratchet already as a group of friends. Some also colleages. We all got into drag for a party and from there we were the house of ratchet. So I’ve been there since the beginning. It means a very close friendship, people who ive build such a trust for. I see them often not for drag at all. But then when we do its always a party, there is not jealousy or anything like that. And it has been amazing to see everybody grow in their drag, in their work and for most also now love.