The Joy of Colour with Anubis Finch
Singer, actor, comedian, and self-proclaimed “fashion nightmare”, Anubis Finch is an explosion of colour and creativity. Shooting to stardom as one of the youngest contestants on Season Three’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, the Brighton-born performer has become a creative force to be reckoned with. We caught up with Anubis to find out more about her rebellious spirit, her biggest artistic influences, and how she uses colour and drag to break boundaries.
What does self-expression mean to you?
Self-expression to me is wearing and performing whatever I feel like on that day. Whether that’s through colour, music or theatre, it changes and varies depending on the day and my mood. But in its entirety, self-expression is rebellion against the norm.
How do you best express yourself/your identity?
I think fashion, style and art is the way that I allow myself to be feminine and rebellious. It’s my older self telling my younger self that it’s ok to be all those things and be celebrated for it.
What advice would you give to someone who is struggling to express themselves in a way that feels authentic to their sense of self?
Do whatever you want. Try new things. Go against the grain and make people talk. My favourite thing about my drag and performances is making people question the idea of beauty. What does it mean to be beautiful? Challenge your own ideas of beauty by being bold and daring.
How do you use colour to express yourself?
Colour defines my style. It defines my drag. It defines my mood. I always gravitate towards really bright colours. It’s the hot pinks, the neon greens, the fluorescent yellows. Basically, everything that clashes and doesn’t really work. I love putting together an outfit that is a bit of an eye-sore (!).