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When Kindness Works: a new partnership kings of joy lgbtqia+ the king coach Nov 28, 2022

I'm standing in the events space at the back of The Working Kind Collective and the founder of Bambuddha Group, Anna Sheppard is waving her hand enthusiastically towards the wall which will soon have mirrors installed for our new rehearsal and workshop space for Kings of Joy. She turns to me...

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My most epic on-stage fail - and what I learned choreography empowerment performance Nov 21, 2022

I’m in Monterey, California, US on stage in front of 800 people from around the world attending a conference on global transformation. 80 people are dotted around the audience with flashlights. I move around on stage, imagining myself as a conductor, directing those 80 people to stand up...

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How to be a Trans Ally empowerment lgbtqia+ queer trans Nov 14, 2022

I identify as a lesbian and my gender expression is bi-gender, which means 'both', or the 'all of it.' I have a physical body that's female and an energetic body that is male. I married a lesbian who is now non-binary trans-masc. I'm here to talk about my top five tips for how to be an ally this...

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Block 13 & Chris Lani-McAllister on The Guilty Feminist podcast anti-racism block 13 feminist lgbtqia+ making a difference queers of joy Nov 08, 2022

I'm a feminist, but... when Chris woke me from a deep sleep at 4 am whispering, "Deborah Frances-White said you too!", all I could muster was, "Jesus." All my body wanted to do was rest and fight off my flu symptoms. As I lay there, semi-conscious, hearing Chris start the shower, I had one...

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How we pay it forward in Kings of Joy drag drag king kings of joy lgbtqia+ queer the king coach Nov 03, 2022

It all started when I got a call from Jim Junkie, our loveable, local Drag King Fitness Influencer.

Jim (Becks Blake) said to me,

“I loved being part of that first group of Kings of Joy with all first-time Drag Kings. I wasn't sure if I would ever get to find a creative community...

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Find a place to belong, not fit in drag kings of joy lgbtqia+ performance the king coach Oct 27, 2022
Photo credit: Sarah Malone

"[Kings of Joy] has been an incredible experience. It's been amazing to be in my body in a way that you don't often get to be. Especially because I'm in the middle of going home to tell my parents... that I identify as queer. I'm not out to them yet. So it's been a...

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Lessons from a water balloon fight diary empowerment habits human family Oct 10, 2022

It's a beautiful spring day in Sydney, full of sunshine and the heady aroma of newly blossoming jasmine. My daughter and I decide to take our puppy, Luna to the park. There's a mix of communities in our local park and today was no exception. Spotting some kids who go to the same primary school,...

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Kings of Joy podcast interview with Trans Mission: sharing joy with LGBTQ refugees anti-racism block 13 drag king kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference music podcast queer queers of joy the king coach trans Oct 03, 2022

Danica Lani 0:00
Hello, and welcome my friends. Welcome to my podcast. My name is Danica Lani. I am the King Coach, also known as Daddy Joy and Mother of Drag Kings. And today I am thrilled, absolutely over the moon to introduce you to Trans Mission.

Trans Mission 0:19
Hi. Thank you so much for...

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Who's your (Drag) Daddy? choreography drag king kings of joy lgbtqia+ performance queer the king coach Sep 26, 2022

Midsumma Carnival 15 Jan, 2012 (L-R Danica Lani, Rocco D'Amore, Lucy Berry & Alison Shirley.) Photo by Alison Bennett

My Drag King apprenticeship really began in the salon chair. Rocco D'Amore was my hairstylist for many years - and my Drag Daddy. We discussed everything from representation...

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Showing up powerfully in a photoshoot #dancebreak drag king empowerment kings of joy kings of joy all-stars show ponies Sep 19, 2022

[From top L to R: Bobs Bulges, Max Mews the Ultimate Cat Daddy, Martin Van Tasmal, Randy Rootrat, Danica Lani, Chase Cocks, Hank E Panky, Dumblewhore, Cyber Prince.]

Have you ever done a photoshoot? Maybe you loved it, maybe you resisted it, maybe the very idea of it just freaks you...

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Kings of Joy podcast interview with Katie aka Randy Rootrat: finding community & making art drag king kings of joy kings of joy all-stars lgbtqia+ podcast the king coach Sep 16, 2022

Danica Lani 0:00
Hello, and welcome everyone. My name is Danica Lani, and I'm known as the King Coach. I'm a choreographer, also known as Mother of Drag Kings and Daddy Joy. And welcome to my podcast. I'm thrilled to introduce to you today, my very special guest, Katie Lambert, aka Randy Rootrat....

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The birth of a new song for Block 13 block 13 kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference queers of joy Sep 08, 2022

A newly released song 'Joy' penned by one of our Kings of Joy, Bridget Harilaou aka Trans Mission, was written as a love letter to our LGBTQ+ friends living in one of the largest refugee camps in the world, in Block 13, Kakuma, Kenya. When you buy the song from Bandcamp,...

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