Event Producer and Activist

PANSY is the stage and internet persona of Parker Tilghman. Whilst PANSY holds a BFA from the California College of the Arts and was previously interested in solo exhibitions and commercial galleries, she finds that her work functions much better in financially accessible nightclubs, festivals, public art institutions and open educational settings. She views drag as a tool for social justice and focuses on promoting the bodies and voices of other female*, trans* and non-binary identified artists. She mixes comedy and camp to discuss heavy topics, ranging from HIV, and sexual violence to white supremacy and mental health. PANSY believes creating joy is essential to surviving in this world and that diverse collaboration is key to a future of sustainable art practice.