The star of POSE and Sir Lady Java opens up to DIVA about the women who shaped her life
INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY KEM WEST
Hailie Sahar is beloved by many for her role of Lulu Abundance on the game-changing show POSE. In our October issue Hailie talks to DIVA editor Roxy Bourdillon about her discovery of ballroom culture, the women who shaped her life and her latest film Sir Lady Java.
Discovering the ballroom scene
“It was this mind-blowing experience, because there were people that connected me to the gods I always knew were existing. I got thrust into this underground world of celebrities.”
Finding a way to embrace her true self
“Certain labels are what make us think we’re different from the next person. I’m just Hailie, I’m myself and I don’t want to be boxed into anything.”
The impact of POSE
“I’ve had so many of my trans sisters and brothers DM me, message my team, say that they see themselves in me. I see myself in them too and it’s a good feeling.”
PLUS read more about Hailie’s latest film Sir Lady Java and Hailie’s powerful message for her trans siblings
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