RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Superstar Detox spoke with the Huffington Post about sisterhood, activism, and community building. Her poignant remarks are as fierce as her next level fashion and it’s worth a read.
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During my conversation with Ginger MInj, we spoke about the true sisterhood with so many of the “Drag Race” girls, but it seems like the scene in California is a sincere sisterhood, as so many of you support each other so closely and frequently. In big cities that could come as a surprise since it can be ultra competitive. You know, I don’t know what it is, but we have each other’s backs and I think that’s important, especially within our community . We need to really support each other and lift each other up. I say it all the time, but we can’t demand equality and respect from the outside world until we respect each other. I think the Los Angeles girls get that; you fuck with one of us, you fuck with all of us is kind of the way it is.
There are some girls, like Mayhem Miller, Rhea Litre and Vicky Vox that have not appeared on “Drag Race” and partially because of support from their sisters that have appeared on the show, they have a much larger fan base. Absolutely. It’s like one big family here. We all support each other here and I really don’t know where I would be without them. They’re my family; I don’t have family here in Los Angeles, so we all have our own little family here.
So many of the girls are followed and admired by so many people. With the political climate the way it is and so much in the country is so divisive, do you think it is your responsibility to be much more of a leader in the community? Absolutely. I always say this as well, but being a drag queen already is such a high form of activism. We are putting ourselves out there and we are the face of wherever we are. I think now, it is more important to be more visible and be more genuine. Show that you are not afraid and you are out there doing the “good work”. Being in your face and crazy. I don’t think it matters how political you need to be, because I think that doing drag is already a political statement, but the more involved you can get the better. With the visibility that “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has gotten, it is so important to keep that going!