My Name s Yours What s Alaska

My Name s Yours  What s Alaska
Author: Alaska Thunderfuck 5000
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-11-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781797208435

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Alaska Thunderfuck spills the tea on her meteoric rise from timid Pennsylvania kid to drag superstar in this intimate photographic memoir that will appeal to diehard Alaska admirers and broader drag fans alike. Before RuPaul's Drag Race became a worldwide phenomenon, Drag was mostly an underground art form, performed by the daring and the quick-witted, with maximum energy and a minimal budget. This is the story of one of the galaxy's greatest queens, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, as she transforms from wearing dresses made of trash bags because she has to, to wearing dresses made of trash bags because she wants to. Finally coming clean on her home planet (earth), this dishy, visual memoir tells the stories that shaped Alaska into an All Star: from prom king to the House of Haunt, to the very public breakup that almost destroyed her. Intimate and alluring with exclusive photography throughout, and illustrations by the author, My Name's Yours, What's Alaska? is the ultimate backstage pass. UNIQUE & PERSONAL: Chronicling Alaska's journey from small-town kid to drag superstar, this memoir stands out for its emotional resonance, distinct humor, and unapologetic realness. Filled with compelling personal stories told in Alaska's unique voice, it gives fans an exclusive look at Justin Honard the person, not just Alaska Thunderfuck the drag queen. LGBTQIA+ REPRESENTATION: LGBTQIA+ consumers will see their experiences and passions reflected in Alaska's authenticity and openness about her childhood struggles, and will be excited by a drag memoir that celebrates the whole story of queerness, not just the sassy, shady highlights. GREAT GIFT FOR FANS OF RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE: Behind the scenes stories of Alaska's journey to RuPaul's Drag Race fame, alongside full-color photography of Alaska's iconic trash-glam looks throughout her career, will deliver the exclusive content fans crave. Perfect for: • Diehard drag fans • Fans of Alaska Thunderfuck, RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Trixie Mattel, Bianca del Rio, Sharon Needles, Magnus Hastings, Cherri Baum, Veruca, and more • RuPaul's Drag Race enthusiasts who want to deep dive into a famous queen's rise to stardom

Let s Talk about RuPaul s Drag Race

Let s Talk about RuPaul s Drag Race
Author: Jt Hytes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2019-09-22
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 169479511X

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If you are a hard-core fan of RuPaul's Drag Race and enjoy the comedy and entertainment it provides then this book is definitely for you. It takes a comedic approach in helping you reminisce about the show by recapping the highlights as well as the information you might have forgotten. This is not simply a guide book for the show or a book that's filled with information that can be found on a wiki page but a unique way of rekindling the feelings of excitement felt about each season starting from the very first one. You can take a trip down memory lane by remembering infamous moments like the Mimi Imfurst contact sport extravaganza as well as the more minor yet priceless moments like Rebecca Glasscock making it to the final 3.If you like my book remember that my name is JT Hytes and if you don't like it it's Nina Bo'Nina Brown.

Legendary Children

Legendary Children
Author: Tom Fitzgerald,Lorenzo Marquez
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-03-03
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780525506430

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A definitive deep-dive into queer history and culture with hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race as a touchstone, by the creators of the pop culture blog Tom and Lorenzo NPR's Best Books of the Year 2020 pick A New York Times New & Noteworthy book One of Logo/NewNowNext's "11 Queer Books We Can't Wait to Read This Spring" From the singular voices behind Tom and Lorenzo comes the ultimate guide to all-things RuPaul's Drag Race and its influence on modern LGBTQ culture. Legendary Children centers itself around the idea that not only is RuPaul's Drag Race the queerest show in the history of television, but that RuPaul and company devised a show that serves as an actual museum of queer cultural and social history, drawing on queer traditions and the work of legendary figures going back nearly a century. In doing so, Drag Race became not only a repository of queer history and culture, but also an examination and illustration of queer life in the modern age. It is a snapshot of how LGBTQ folks live, struggle, work, and reach out to one another--and how they always have--and every bit of it is tied directly to Drag Race. Each chapter is an examination of a specific aspect of the show--the Werk Room, the Library, the Pit Crew, the runway, the Untucked lounge, the Snatch Game--that ties to a specific aspect of queer cultural history and/or the work of certain legendary figures in queer cultural history.

RuPaul s Drag Race and Philosophy

RuPaul s Drag Race and Philosophy
Author: Hendrik Kempt,Megan Volpert
Publsiher: Open Court Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-12-03
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780812694826

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As RuPaul has said, this is the Golden Age of Drag—and that’s chiefly the achievement of RuPaul’s Drag Rac,/i>e, which in its eleventh year is more popular than ever, and has now become fully mainstream in its appeal. The show has an irresistible allure for folks of all persuasions and proclivities. Yet serious or philosophical discussion of its exponential success has been rare. Now at last we have RuPaul’s Drag Race and Philosophy, shining the light on all dimensions of this amazing phenomenon: theories of gender construction and identity, interpretations of RuPaul’s famous quotes and phrases, the paradoxes of reality shows, the phenomenology of the drag queen, and how the fake becomes the truly authentic. Among the thought-provoking issues examined in this path-breaking and innovative volume: ● What Should a Queen Do? Marta Sznajder looks at RuPaul’s Drag Race from the perspective of rationality. Where contestants have to eliminate each other, the prisoner’s dilemma and other well-known situations emerge. ● Reading Is Fundamental! Lucy McAdams analyzes two different, important speech acts that regularly appear on Drag Race—reading and throwing shade. ● The Values of Drag Race. Guilel Treiber observes two competing sets of values being presented in Drag Race. The more openly advertised “charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent,” advancing the skills of every single contender, are opposed by the fading set of “acceptance, support, solidarity, and empowerment,” which has historically been the cornerstone of the LGBTI+ community. ● The Importance of Being Fabulous. Holly Onclin challenges the preconceived notion that drag queens are mainly about female impersonation and instead proposes to understand drag queens as impersonators of celebrity. ● RuPaul Is a Better Warhol. Megan Volpert compares RuPaul and Andy Warhol in their shared pursuit of realness. ● Is Reading Someone to Filth Allowed? Rutger Birnie asks whether there are ethical restrictions on reading someone, since reads are ultimately insults and could cause harm. ● Serving Realness? Dawn Gilpin and Peter Nagy approach the concept of realness in Drag Race, to discuss the differences between realness, authenticity and the nature of being. ● Death Becomes Her. Hendrik Kempt explores the topic of death both in philosophy and in Drag Race, starting from the claim that “Philosophy is training for death.” ● We’re All Born Naked. Oliver Norman follows up on Ru’s mantra, “We are all born naked and the rest is drag.” ● Fire Werk with Me. Carolina Are looks into the fan-subcultures of Drag Race and Twin Peaks, which have come together to form a unique sub-subculture, in which members of both fan-subcultures create memes and idiosyncrasies. ● Towards a Healthier Subjectivity? Ben Glaister looks at the way Drag Race contestants adopt their drag personae almost as second selves, without finding themselves violating their other self. ● RuPaul versus Zarathustra. Julie and Alice van der Wielen ask the question, Who would win an intellectual lip-sync battle—RuPaul or Nietzsche’s Zarathustra? ● Playing with Glitter? Fernando Pagnoni and pals explore the game and play elements of Drag Race. ● The Origins of Self-Love. Anna Fennell expounds upon RuPaul’s question, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” ● The Sublime. Sandra Ryan thinks about Kant’s concept of the sublime and explores how we find its applications in Drag Race. ● You Want to Be Anonymous? You Better Work! Alice Fox watches Drag Race through the lens of criminal law and the problem of decreasing anonymity through ubiquitous data surveillance. Drag Race can teach us how to create misleading patterns of online behavior and public presentation to render the blackbox persona useless. ● Drag and Vulnerability. Anneliese Cooper contrasts Drag Race’s demand for vulnerability and perceived authenticity with the inherent inauthenticity of creating a new persona.

Beyond Binaries

Beyond Binaries
Author: John C. Lamothe,Rachel Friedman,Mike Perez
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2021-02-04
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781498593663

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This books examines representations and experiences of trans and nonbinary identities in a variety of contemporary cultural contexts including media, religion, sports, race, film, performance, and literature. Mixing auto-ethnographies and supportive scholarship, the contributors to this volume deliver a global perspective on the accomplishment that have been made alongside the challenges that members of the LGTBQIA+ community continue to face.

Truth Pride Victory Love

Truth  Pride  Victory  Love
Author: David Connor,E.F. Mulder
Publsiher: JMS Books LLC
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2020-09-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781646565993

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Chosen by a former Olympic swimmer to train for the 2016 Games as a pre-teen, Reed’s journey begins. Along the way, he develops feelings for two childhood friends: neighbor Cal and lifelong rival Mathias. Cal’s struggle with his sexuality brings tragedy. Mathias’s wealth makes Reed feel as if they’re from different worlds. As Rio approaches, Mathias becomes a gay sports icon, while Reed must hide his sexuality for a lucrative endorsement deal important to his family’s future. Reed’s unresolved desires for both men remain, and so do the things that have kept them apart. Has Reed grown enough to navigate rougher waters, to find truth, pride, victory, and love?

The Forgotten Pieces

The Forgotten Pieces
Author: Tabitha Beck
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781105840548

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The Cultural Impact of RuPauls Drag Race

The Cultural Impact of RuPauls Drag Race
Author: Cameron Crookston
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-12-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781789382587

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The Cultural Impact of RuPaul’s Drag Race is a collection of original material that goes beyond simple analysis of the show and examines the profound effect that RuPaul’s Drag Race has had on the cultures that surround it: audience cultures, economics, branding, queer politics and all points in between. What was once a cult show marketed primarily to gay men, Drag Race has drawn both praise and criticism for its ability to market itself to broader, straighter and increasingly younger fans. The show’s depiction of drag as both a celebrated form of entertainment and as a potentially lucrative career path, has created an explosion of aspiring queens in unprecedented numbers and has had far-reaching impacts on drag as both an art form and a career. Contributors include scholars based in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and South Africa. The contributions are interdisciplinary, as well as international. The editor invited submissions from scholars in theatre and performance studies, English literature, cultural anthropology, media studies, linguistics, sociology and marketing. What he envisaged was an examination of the wider cultural impacts that RuPaul’s Drag Race has had. What he received was a rich and diverse engagement with the question of how Drag Race has affected local, live cultures, fan cultures, queer representation and the very fabric of drag as an art form in popular cultural consciousness. This original collection, with its variety of topics and approaches, is a critical appraisal of RuPaul’s Drag Race at an important point of the programme’s run, as well as of the growing industries around RPDR, including DragCon and drag queen’s post-show careers in the on- and offline world. Primarily of interest to students, scholars and researchers in media and communication studies, gender and sexuality studies, popular culture, queer theory, LGBTQ history, media studies, and fan studies. Will also appeal to fans of the series. Link


Author: RuPaul
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-10-23
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 9780062863003

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FOREWORD BY JANE FONDA A timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world’s most famous shape-shifter RuPaul, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years. GuRu is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs that illustrate the concept of building the life you want from the outside in and the inside out. "You’re born naked and the rest is drag." As someone who has deconstructed life’s hilarious facade, RuPaul has broken "the fourth wall" to expand on the concept of mind, body, and spirit. This unique perspective has allowed RuPaul to break the shackles of self-imposed limitations, but reader beware, this is a daily practice that requires diligence and touchstones to keep you walking in the sunshine of the spirit. Once you’re willing to look beyond the identity that was given to you, a hidden world of possibilities will open its doors. Throughout the history of humans on this planet, there’ve always been shaman, seers, and mediums who are able to interpret both high and low frequencies and remind humans to look beyond the surface for the truth of who we really are. And who we really are is an extension of the power that created the universe (aka: God in drag). FYI: most people are not willing to hear or accept that. That is RuPaul’s secret for success, not only in show business, but in all aspects of life, especially in navigating the emotional landmines that inhibit most sweet, sensitive souls. If you think this book is just about "doing drag," you are sorely mistaken because for RuPaul, drag is merely a device to deactivate the identity-based ego and allow space for the unlimited.

RuPaul s Drag Race UK

RuPaul   s Drag Race UK
Author: Christian Guiltenane
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-10-21
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781473532519

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK returns to our screens for Series 3 with an all-new cast ready to slay the runway. Discover the secrets of the Werk Room and get all the gossip backstage in exclusive interviews with the Queens of Series 3. Take on mini challenges, learn the secret to a killer Snatch Game performance, and re-live the most iconic moments of RuPaul's Drag Race UK so far with stories from the Queens of Series 1 and 2. With special features, play-along games, secrets and trivia, this is your perfect companion to the Drag Race extravaganza! Remember kids, reading is fundamental!

Teach Like a Queen

Teach Like a Queen
Author: Tracey Leese,Christopher Barker
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2022-05-30
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781000572476

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Teach Like a Queen explores teacher leadership like never before... This exciting and unique text brings together leadership theory, popular culture and action research to inspire and empower female teachers into leadership roles. Teach Like a Queen celebrates the successes of iconic women and translates their respective brilliance into becoming successful, dynamic and high-performing practitioners and educational leaders. Focusing on seven key inspirational women as archetypes, the authors address emerging professional issues which will benefit classroom practitioners and leaders, each correlating to a different Nolan principle and inspirational queen. Inspired by the incredible work of WomenEd, including a Foreword from Vivienne Porritt, each lesson features: a constructed definition of each respective icon and how that translates into the teaching profession; a case study exploring how a female school leader experienced her own Queen moment and the leadership lesson it taught her; key lessons for aspiring leaders; and takeaway actions to channel your inner queen. Illustrating how a diverse cross-section of women personify the leadership strength of their assigned principle in practice, Teach Like a Queen will empower female teachers to aspire to lead and equip them with practical strategies to secure and fulfil leadership roles.

The Makeup of RuPaul s Drag Race

The Makeup of RuPaul      s Drag Race
Author: Jim Daems
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-10-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781476618869

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Start your engines—for the fun, controversy and life lessons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its spinoff, RuPaul’s DragU. This international collection of original essays critically examines the shows’ representation of drag within the contexts of the reality TV genre and LGBTQ issues. Contributors focus on the structure of the two programs, the subversive nature of drag itself, the treatment of trans contestants, the issues of race, the language and the shows’ handling of LGBTQ political issues. A comprehensive discussion is provided of the shows’ premise, the host and the contestants through six seasons of Drag Race and the three seasons of DragU.

Pride Leadership

Pride Leadership
Author: Steve Yacovelli
Publsiher: Publish Your Purpose Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2022
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781946384676

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As a member of the LGBTQ+ Community, did you know that you naturally have some amazing leadership skills inside you, based upon your experience, that you may not be capitalizing on? Now, it’s not to say that our straight brothers and sisters don’t have the potential to be rock star leaders, but—through many of our shared experiences being LGBTQ+ folks—we’ve had the opportunity to truly develop such skills as leveraging empathy, shaping our culture, being courageous, and being authentic. These skills are some of the most sought-after leadership competencies in the workplace today ... and they’re already inside you, dear LGBTQ+ professional! Based upon over twenty-five years’ experience in the leadership development, change management, and diversity and inclusion consulting space, Dr. Steve Yacovelli identifies the six leadership traits—being authentic, leading with courage, having empathy, effective communication, building relationships, and influencing organizational culture—that can greatly increase any LGBTQ+ Leader’s effectiveness, and ways in which you as an LGBTQ+ Leader can increase your own leadership potential through cultivating these six leadership competencies. Whether you’re a seasoned senior executive or a just-starting-out shiny new leader, Pride Leadership is your stop to hone your natural LGBTQ+ leadership awesomeness, gather a few kernels of wisdom to immediately apply in your workplace, and amp up your leadership-self to be just that much better-er. In short: you’ll be a more effective, impactful, and inclusive leader after reading this book. Oh, and you’ll have a good time learning along the way, too!

RuPaul s Drag Race

RuPaul s Drag Race
Author: RuPaul's Drag Race
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2017-09-26
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781681881812

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Includes 10 illustrated punch-out paper dolls of the winning contestants from the first 8 seasons, including the winners from the first 8 seasons of the Emmy® Nominated RuPaul's Drag Race, and the winners of the first 2 seasons of Drag Race All Stars. 8 Winners - BeBe Zahara Benet, Tyra Sanchez, Raja, Sharon Needles, Jinkx Monsoon, Bianca Del Rio, Violet Chachki, and Bob the Drag Queen. 2 All-Star Winners: Chad Michaels, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 Foreword by Michelle Visage. Featuring 10 board pages and 64 regular pages.

RuPaul s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture

RuPaul   s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture
Author: Niall Brennan,David Gudelunas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2017-08-25
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9783319506180

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This book identifies and analyzes the ways in which RuPaul’s Drag Race has reshaped the visibility of drag culture in the US and internationally, as well as how the program has changed understandings of reality TV. This edited volume illustrates how drag has become a significant aspect of LGBTQ experience and identity globally through RuPaul’s Drag Race, and how the show has reformed a media landscape in which competition and reality itself are understood as given. Taking on lenses addressing race, ethnicity, geographical origin, cultural identity, physicality and body image, and participation in drag culture across the globe, this volume offers critical, non-traditional, and first-hand perspectives on drag culture.