However Dee felt a need to stop pretending to be a man, and transitioned to female. However she found this emotionally devastating as she was a constant object of staring and commentary. She left the church work and returned to street performance, and emphasized her appearance to give people something to look at. She worked in side shows on Coney Island as a bilateral hermaphrodite, and in circuses. She also played a harp while riding a tricycle through downtown Manhattan in a catsuit.
She was a founder member of Anthony Hegarty’s Anthony and the Johnsons which featured transgender themes. She is a member of Current 93, and also a solo artist playing vaudeville style songs. She has also worked with the Sex Pistols, Mark Almond, Andre WK and the Dresden Dolls.
- Christian Bordal. “Unclassifiable Musician Baby Dee Is Now 'Safe'”. NPR Music Beta www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17940655.
- Jake Austen. “Baby Love”. TimeOut Chicago. 153, Jan31-Feb 6, 2008. http://chicago.timeout.com/articles/music/26081/baby-love