Ep. 25 Wake Up B*itch It’s 2019 w/ Laganja Estranja

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In this week’s episode, I’m having a conversation with the most iconic of queens, Langanja Estranja!  If you haven’t heard of Langanja, seriously, where have you been?! She is a talented drag queen who was on Season Six of RuPaul’s Drag Race, was recently on So You Think You Can Dance, has a huge Instagram following, is a dancer and choreographer, and is overall just fabulous.  In this episode, we talk about her upbringing, how her drag queen name and character were formed, and her journey after filming Drag Race.  We also get into some hot topics regarding sexism, gender, healing, and more.  

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We are waking up as far as gender and the LGBTQAI+ community goes.  We hate to break it to you guys, but it’s 2019, women have penises these days.  And men have vaginas. Our body parts do not define who we are. I hope we continue to grow and get to a place where gender and race are accepted and appreciated, despite our differences.  


Personally, I’m very feminine and identify as a woman, but I have to tell you guys, I’ve had my fair share of girl crushes.  In fact, I spent most of my teenage years wildly attracted to girls. That is just a part of who I am. It might be a shock, but I have to speak my truth.  And thank God for my evolved husband who completely accepts and supports me!

Like myself, Langanja has become quite a meme-able person, and her catchphrases are just too good. But similar to my experience, she has learned to embrace her past self and have a good laugh about it all.  

I am so grateful to have Langanja on to share her story and inspire us.  She is truly a gem, and I’m hoping to get some killer dance lessons from her in the future!

Episode Highlights: 

  • Being non-binary + embracing your identity

  • Langanja’s experience attending the California Institute of the Arts 

  • Auditioning for RuPaul’s Drag Race 

  • Drug/alcohol abuse + seeking help 

  • A.A. vs Spiritual Practice 

  • Cannabis advocacy and drug legalization

  • Our favorite presidential candidates

  • The difference between appreciation and appropriation

It’s safe to say Langanja and I didn’t cope so well under the spotlight of reality TV.  However, we wouldn’t trade our stories for the world. Without these crazy, wild experiences, we wouldn’t be who we are today…true queens!  In every sense of the word.  


#ANDSOITIS


Affirmation of the Week: “Stay Sickening” 

Where to find Miss Langanja: 

Instagram: @laganjaestranja

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