In this video, Alex’s alter ego Justin Toodeep explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them personally as well as the broader 2SLGBTQIA+ community with data from the Summit and CBRC’s Sex Now Survey.
About the Creator:
Alex Saunders (they/them) – Saint John, New Brunswick
You might know Alex Saunders better by their drag king alter ego, Justin Toodeep. As a creator, Alex likes to create performances and videos that both teach and entertain with a focus on 2SLGBTQIA+ issues. As someone who was assigned female at birth (AFAB), Alex has a strong feminist streak and through Justin Toodeep has sought AFAB performer equality, partly through founding the Haus of Toodeep. Alex’s work is getting noticed! They were awarded Atlantic Canada's Drag Entertainer of the Year 2020.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex has made the transition to virtual performances (highlighted in their video below). They are a one-person production house, creating their own costumes, mixing their own music, filming, editing, and adding visual effects.
Alex celebrates the joy of learning and educating simultaneously. They enjoy learning about the challenges others face while also championing the their own causes, including battling bisexual erasure. As someone in a more rural province, Alex knows there are many obstacles to overcome and looks forward to helping the community face those and conquer those challenges with entertainment and education.