Drag Queens Ushering In A Political Movement

 
 
 

Drag queens are a political force to be reckoned with. Influential American drag queen RuPaul discussed the influence that drag queens have on #MeToo and Donald Trump. The stories of drag performers being sexually assaulted or ridiculed are too numerous to count, and that makes their voices important within the #MeToo movement. Blair St. Clair has become the face of #MeToo in the drag community after sharing her story of sexual assault on an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, becoming the first contestant ever to discuss the topic on the show. This inspired her to spread awareness about sexual assault in everyday society and how essential it is to include this issue in our public policies.

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Click here to read more about drag performer Rupaul’s thoughts about current political topics affecting women.

 

Discussion Question

How does your individuality influence your values?

 

Action Item

Identify one characteristic of your persona that has held you back or been an insecurity and think of ways that it could be a strength.

 
 

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