Troy Hawkins

Troy Hawkins is a 3rd generation Shasta county resident and grew up in the area. He’s an artist, hairdresser, dragtivist, husband, father and grandfather and nature lover and describes himself as “an activist and all around loud mouth for 55 years.”

Troy's Latest Articles

Opinion: Why do I call myself a Dragtivist? It’s My Rebellion.

Troy Hawkins is a fixture in Redding’s vibrant Drag Queen scene. He uses this Opinion piece to explain that drag is more than flamboyant performances and ornate wardrobes, it’s a form of activism that he uses to build community and create spaces where people can be their true authentic selves, free of oppression, judgment and the pressure to conform.

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