Life Lessons from Drag Mothers and Daughters

Drag is not just entertainment. In a society of increasing isolation & disconnection, a group of queerdos who routinely face physical + psychological threats established a community formed supportive families & fortified a defense against discrimination through radical togetherness. Indeed a feat worthy of worship; this is resilience on display. But laughing about the pain doesn’t make it go away. What impact do daily threats + isolation have on the well-being of young members of the queer community?

Join drag royalty Roxie Hart, Dvlp Coord for Austin OUT Youth, Adrian Osella, & expert on health & resilience for LGBTQ+, Dr. Douglas Knutson for a tea spilling session moderated by queer femme & mental health champion Caroline Fitzgerald of Hopelab.
Bring your dollar bills y’all.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced