Bo Dyp

The name Bo Dyp is a double entendre referencing both the term ‘body politics’ and the late Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw Chief and master carver Beau Dick, to whom Bo is loosely related and from whose style they draw for their mask-inspired drag looks. Indeed, part of what is so remarkable about Bo’s drag is that it does so much: continuing Dick’s powerful legacy of bringing to life and reinterpreting Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw cultural heritage, while simultaneously offering a complex exploration of the body politics with which they have experience.