An Introduction to Ricky Tucker by Laura Cronk

What storyteller, art critic, educator, and theorist Ricky Tucker has to teach in his new book And the Category Is...Inside New York’s Vogue, House, and Ballroom, we are very lucky to get to learn. By opening a window to a thriving subculture, Tucker shares not only the activism, history, and context of New York’s storied ballroom scene, but also the prowess, belonging and joy very consciously amplified there. How can the brilliance of ballroom and the queer, trans, Black, Latinx people who comprise it be protected and honored? If you’re not a part of the ballroom scene, this book is your chance to stand back and witness a sacred joy.