Tonight's queer artist feature is Layla Odat
I’m Layla, also known by Portfoliono on Instagram. I’m a 20 year old Arab-American artist, and while I’ve always drawn, I really found myself and my style through queer art. Watching drag artists is the reason I know how to translate my ideas into my art, and the support I’ve gotten from the queer community since I started is why I still do this. Along with queer culture, my culture is one of the most important things to me. Growing up as an Arab-American lesbian, I never felt seen in any community, hence why intersectionality is one of the most important things to me now. As an artist I do my best to embrace queer minorities, middle eastern and of other cultures, and I feel like doing that has really made me love what I do.
The Art of Being Queer