“I hate being waxed, and I don’t like being waxed, and this was my idea,” Ashnikko says in what is easily the most masochistic Digital FORT video of the day. The last time she got a wax, she says, she had to stop halfway through because she started crying, and this time she’s decided that she’s going to sing her new song “Tantrum” while suffering through genuine agony. The only thing worse than the pain of the wax coming off seems to be the anticipation of it. Ashnikko perseveres. It's inspirational.
Digital FORT is a two-day event bringing together over 100 artists to help raise money for those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To find a full list of charities, funds, and resources we’re highlighting throughout FORT, click here. Ashnikko specifically wanted to highlight Mermaids, one of the of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, "empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends." Find out more about how you can help with their important work here.