Stav B, What's Underneath
Life Without the Formula


“I like to be different, because I am different and because I feel different,” states the queer performance artist and speakeasy proprietress Stav B. As forceful as her countess-esque cape, her Cabaret suspenders, and her no-nonsense topknot, Stav lets it rip about the screaming clashes she had as a teen with her mother. As Stav states, “She knew she was going to lose me -- she knew I was scary.” Creating her own unapologetic mark on the world, Stav takes on our casual-sex Tinder-Grindr culture, as well as our increasingly robotic, algorithmic way of life. For us, Stav speaks nothing but truth when she declares: “There’s no formula to love, no formula to be a human being, no formula to be a worker,  and there’s no formula to how to live.”

Follow Stav on Twitter: @theliquorbar
Follow her on Instagram: @stavb
Stav's video was edited by Andrea Cruz and Kirsten Johnson

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  • Márcia Frei.

    what an interesting person. dense.

  • sophie

    goosebumps and tears. what an incredible, enchanting, POWERFUL human being. thank you.

  • Yasemin Barlan

    Another amazing video. There's so much life lessons here.

  • Rowan

    absolutely amazing! what a raw human being <3 love to you

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