In today’s Huffington Post, RuPaul’s Drag Race season six fan fave MILK gives advice to young queens who don’t fit in with more traditional drag styles. Hear his inspiring words of wisdom after the jump.
What advice do you have for young queen who don’t quite “fit in” with more traditional drag styles?
Obviously don’t let them keep you from fully realizing who you are as an artist. If those naysayers had it their way, the world of drag would be glamorous and fabulous, but it would be monotonous. Keep being weird, experiment with different styles to see what you are capable of, you’ll surprise yourself and will grow as artists.
What do you hope the future of drag will be like?
Long and Glittered!
Do you have any closing thoughts for the queer children of the world?
Don’t get caught up in the idea of having to do something with your life to make shit tons of money. The world used to be a place, still is for some, where the ‘dream’ was to work to get rich. As generations have gone by, I believe we now live in a society where the true dream is to love what you do and make enough to live comfortably. In my line of work, I am obviously not buying planes and islands, but goddamn it I absolutely love what I do and at the end of the day, as long as I make enough to enjoy a pint of ice cream every night, I’m good!