Pissi Myles showed up for Wednesday’s impeachment hearings and America took notice!
It was the first day of testimony in Trump‘s impeachment hearings and Myles, who was there reporting for the news startup Happs, in a GOP red mini dress, instantly became a viral sensation, as seen on the cover of The New York Post in The Hollywood Reporter and on The Wow Report
Myles told Out, when asked who is Pissi Myles,
“She’s fat, funny, and fabulous. That’s how I describe her. She’s just a lighthearted idiot.
I was approached by a news startup called Happs. It’s a brand new app that allows people who have an interest in journalism to partake in it by sharing the stories that are happening around them.
It was surreal. There was no way for me to anticipate what I was walking into. By the time I got inside and realized that I was literally steps away from the hall where they were holding the impeachment hearings, it hits you like a wave — you’re standing in something that’s going to be part of American history. Not only that, but I’m making a social commentary by being there in drag and being a voice for queer and other marginalized people. It was really overwhelming.
…it was surprisingly positive. I really didn’t experience a lot of rudeness. It was such an unanticipated, wonderful experience.
It’s unusual to see a drag queen in Congress, and that’s the thing that’s going to save us, if we can start to see that things are not as serious as we think they are. There are so many important things, but they can be dealt with if we take a deep breath, step back, and say,
‘This is something we have every means of fixing and addressing. We don’t have to be so hateful.'”
You can read the full interview on Out here.
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Yesterday was a pretty crazy day. I was so honored to be asked by @happsnews to report at the impeachment hearings today in the capital. I’m completely overwhelmed by all of your support, and I am so proud to have represented and reached so many LGBTQ people, and so touched to have heard how proud all of you are of me. I experienced a lot of love in the capital, which gives me hope that there is an upswing in morale in this country. People are starting to feel hopeful again, and we need to take that hopefulness to the polls in 2020. One of the most important experiences I had was meeting DACA students who were in town because of the Supreme Court hearings regarding DACA. Their fear was palpable, but seeing their faces light up when I started joking with them and taking pictures was the highlight of my day. Somewhere along the way today, a very kind person suggested that people tip me for appearing at the hearings today. While I greatly appreciate the sentiment, I’ve decided to donate that money to an organization that supports DACA recipients. Although I am currently undecided about which to donate to, I’m considering the National Immigration Law Center, which represents low income DACA recipients. Thank you all for your support and love. I felt it yesterday, and hope that you’ll remember to keep spreading it around ❤️❤️❤️