What to do when life starts to drag or what I learned from a drag queen

Charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.  Every week on Rupaul’s Drag Race, hopeful drag queens from around the country compete against each other to be the next drag superstar.  They are judged on these four qualities as they endure the perils of each weekly challenge.  When I think of it, aren’t we all judged on those qualities every day of our lives? On dates (if you’re single like me), at work or interviews, and evenings out in new social situations?  Watching the show every week I can’t help but think, “I’m I bringing my best self forward?, I’m I working on these qualities so I can be my own superstar?” Other times i think, “chill out!  Don’t take it all so seriously!”  Which is also important to keep in mind.

Rupaul ends with every show saying, “If you can’t love yourself how the hell is anyone gonna love you, can I get an Amen in here?”  This, of course, gives us all the underlying power to master the rest.  Without it, we can be easily feel eliminated.

I think a little competition with ourselves is healthy.  How else would we know our boundaries if we didn’t test them or try to out do ourselves every now and again?  The only thing we have to keep in mind is to keep the momentum going and not drag our feet.  Can I get an Amen in here?

Watch the Rupaul’s Drag Race finale tomorrow, you can also watch season 1 or 2 online on logo.com.  Be sure to not miss the behind the scenes footage on Untucked- which is deliciously good.  Below is a great video introducing the series with an important reminder…


One response

  1. Hannah

    Hmmm. . . not sure everyone can let go of the physical so easily. . . drag and trans are such different worlds experienced from the inside (as so few people care to notice or understand) . . . but hey, I hear what Ru Paul is intending and I can appreciate it for the most part. . .

    April 7, 2011 at 9:21 pm

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