Nina West took home Miss Conegeniality on the season 11 finalé for a reason – she spreads the love. And her new children’s EP, Drag is Magic does just that, for little ones. She told the Huffington Post,
“I am just a big kid at heart, so this was a natural progression for me and for the character of Nina West. Also, there is nothing like performing for an audience of kids!… it’s an opportunity for children to get creative and think outside the boxes us silly adults have crafted for them.
Drag is an opportunity for anyone – including and especially children – to reconsider the masks we are all forced to wear daily. Children are inundated with implicit imagery from media about what is ‘boy’ and what is ‘girl.’ And I believe that almost all kids are really less concerned about playing with a toy that’s supposedly aligned to their gender, and more concerned with playing with toys that speak to them.”
To all the little boys and little girls who don’t always see their unique selves reflected in other forms of media, or who are being told they are too feminine, or who are told they shouldn’t want to play with that toy – I want this album to be where they feel silly, goofy, loved and seen.”
(Photo, screen grab; via HuffPo)