About the Creator

“One day you’ll look back and see that all along: you were blooming”

-Morgan Harper Nichols

My name is Riley Jay and my pronouns are He/They/Ey. I am queer and neurodivergent. I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI, and I currently reside in Ypsilanti, MI with my partner. Together we run a drag group called Boylesque Michigan. During the recent pandemic, the two of us produced up to four virtual drag shows a week and hosted various virtual gatherings - equaling to about 185 virtual shows over the course of two years! Now, as the world slowly opens once again, we are back to doing in person drag shows and events. In addition to Boylesque, we also both work at and run the shows at Hamburger Mary's Ypsilanti.

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Theatre with a minor in Drama & Theatre for the Young and am currently attending EMU once again to receive my M.A. in Arts Administration. I have a passion for theatre arts, film, fundraising, creating awareness and inclusivity, video games, animals, poetry, and traveling.

Thank you for checking out my website! This website is a look into projects I am working on and career paths I am taking. I hope you stick around for more because I am so excited to grow on this journey with you.