WHO: Mirha-Soleil Ross, transsexual performer, videomaker, sex workers' rights activist
WHEN: Wednesday, 2 pm
WHERE: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street, 416-975-8555)
CLOTHING: "My tank top reads 'Drets per als animals,' meaning 'Rights for animals' in Catalan. I purchased it for 10 euros during a street action in Barcelona from the organization Derechos para los Animales (www.derechosparalosanimales.org). My pentagram pendant cost $15 at Out of the Cauldron (253 Gerrard East, 416-963-9575). My cool vegan belt was $26 U.S. at Moo Shoes (www. mooshoes. com), a non-leather shoe store in New York City. My shiny polyurethane boots are a treasure I found at Goodwill (306 Gerrard East, 416-921-3396, and others ) for $15. I got my ring for $15 from a booth at the Toronto Vegetarian Foodfair (www.veg.ca/foodfair) last year. My cherry-print cotton underpants were $3 at Winners (444 Yonge, 416-598-8802, and others) and I found my jeans in the garbage receptacle at the Bleecker Street Co-op."
HAIR: "I get a trim once a year. Last one was from Cameron Miller,who works in a salon in Vancouver but cut my hair while he was visiting Toronto."
MY STYLE: "Trashy, tired, unkempt, 100-per-cent-cotton look at home. Deceptively casual for everyday social and professional activities. Full black grande dame for public appearances. Ultimately, nothing uncomfortable or tight in the genital area, cuz my penis is too small to tuck."
INTO: "Caring for homeless, troubled and difficult-to-handle cats with my boyfriend. Buying tons of second-hand books I'll never read. Communicating with the dead. Come see me perform in my new show, 'Bini, directed by Nicole Stamp, at Buddies' Retro Rhubarb! Festival, February 11 to 15."