Karen Fisch

KAREN FISCH, OFTEN KNOWN AS FISCH: Artist, activist, archivist, and icon.  Fisch is one of the stars of the newly released kick-arse punk film Rebel Dykes. In the 1980s she jointly ran the infamous sex positive club Chain Reaction, lived at Greenham Common, rode with all-lesbian biker gang The Black Widows and was heavily involved in London activism against Section 28.  The film motivated Fisch to write and perform the award nominated one woman show Rebel Dyke Live, which follows the history of LGBTQ+ Pride through her lens as a mainstream outsider.   She now performs in drag as King Frankie Sinatra, hosting and producing London’s largest drag king night, Kings of Clubs, at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, since 2017.  She finds joy, hope and inspiration in working with the young drag community: talented and highly politically aware queer, trans and non-binary people of colour.