Crystal Rasmussen

Author, singer and drag artist
Crystal, also known as Tom, Rasmussen grew up working class in North West England, where they learned the art of drag from the legendary women who raised them.

Why you should listen

Crystal, AKA Tom, Rasmussen moved to London to find fame and fortune but instead found a group of radical queers who would become their chosen family. They have written two books -- Diary of a Drag Queen and First Comes Love -- both of which are being adapted for screen.

They live in a commune in South London with six others and their dog, Celine Dion.

Crystal Rasmussen’s TED talk