Two Drag Queen Story Time presenters are holding up a children’s book in front of a rainbow background as they read the story aloud
Two Drag Queen Story Time presenters are holding up a children’s book in front of a rainbow background as they read the story aloud
Photo Credit: Drag Queen Story Hour

Written by Colleen Keeler & Brie Radis, DSW, MSS, MLSP, LCSW

When you hear the word “drag queen”, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of entertainment: fashion, performance, glamour. Or perhaps you’re reminded of the underpinnings of social justice and empowerment that are a key aspect of drag culture. Regardless, I’m willing to bet there’s one phrase that doesn’t come to mind, and that’s exactly what we’ll be focusing on: drag reading programs. If you’re unfamiliar, drag queen reading programs are quickly becoming a common offering in programming among public libraries, bookstores, community centers, universities, and museums. …

Colleen Keeler

Second year MSW student with a passion for social justice and integrated care.

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