She-zam! Women show why magic has been missing a trick

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Sitting behind a card table in the secretive Magic Castle, Kayla Drescher widens her eyes and nods exasperatedly when asked about being called a “female magician.” “Yes, I am very, very sick of being asked what it’s like to be a woman in this industry,” she says. “‘Female magician’ feels like I’m being placed in a subcategory of magic… I’m being placed in a metaphorical box, not just an illusion.” But while the label is “exhausting” and “annoying” for Drescher, “we still have such a small percentage of women in this industry — I think it does still need to be talked abou…

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