It’s 1987, the streets of New York City are pitch-black and still, but inside the packed venue of Paris Dupree’s annual ball, the world couldn’t be more different. Multicoloured lights illuminate a room crammed with dancing figures as synth-heavy 80s music pulsates. The dancers are clad in feathers, sequins, and outrageous make-up. Here, gender is subverted and rewritten.
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Sophie Yeo thought she might never work again. Having finished her last commissioned article on 7 April 2020, Yeo was without any environmental writing opportunities for the first time since she became a full-time freelancer three years earlier.