Lauren Stogner, stage name Ren Rum, is interviewed by Sarah Steiner as a part of the Gender and Sexuality Oral History project. Stogner is a pansexual female who does horror and cosplay drag as a king and has been dressing up, wearing wigs and performing for her family since she was 3. She performs at Scandals, The Odditorium, Ole Shakey’s and the Kingdom show at Scandals Nightclub. Stogner talks about using the stage for political activism and about being the vice president of College Democrats on the campus of Western Carolina University. Stogner also talks about cosplay, drag in a rural community, preparing to perform, meeting her drag mom, and performing for the first time. Includes additional photographs of Lauren Stogner in and out of drag.