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Drag Kingdom block 13 choreography drag king empowerment gift to the world kings of joy kings of joy all-stars lgbtqia+ making a difference performance queer the king coach Aug 31, 2022

Live from Drag Kingdom!

Chris aka Chase Cocks 0:00
You know, I could talk about this whole thing all night but I think we would probably be best to hear it from the choreographer, the creator of Kings of Joy, my wife, Danica Lani…

Danica Lani 0:11
Now I’m gonna cry…

Danica...

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Folk means music of the people a'capella diary gift to the world lgbtqia+ music performance Aug 25, 2022

I grew up singing with my Mum and my 3 sisters in 4-part harmony while we did the dishes. We made recordings and sent them over to Nana in Wales. The Welsh have a strong A'capella lineage. Mum was in a local women's A'capella group called Common Thread. She wrote songs such as Woman of Substance...

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Block 13 voices lifted by The Guilty Femininst anti-racism block 13 gift to the world lgbtqia+ making a difference queers of joy Aug 02, 2022

I'm a feminist but... I admit that as we turned the corner to join the end of the queue for Deborah Frances White's live podcast show, The Guilty Feminist, it was not a soaring sense of 'sisterhood' I felt, but rather a sudden sensation of intimidation being surrounded by 2,000 feminists. Having...

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Podcast interview No Milk In My T with Max & Marie drag king gift to the world kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference podcast queer queers of joy the king coach trans Jun 27, 2022

Danica Lani 0:01
Hello and welcome everyone. My name is Danica Lani. I'm the King Coach, Daddy Joy, the Mother of Drag Kings, and this is my podcast. Today I'm really, really excited to welcome Max and Marie from No Milk In My Tea and Kings of Joy. Yay. And the pooch in the background.

 

Max...

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Being present in a big way empowerment gift to the world human magnetism performance the four pillars the king coach yoga Apr 04, 2022

Being 100% at home in your own skin is one of the four pillars of being empowered through the body. Without this experience, we are often not present, not quite here, distracted, and ultimately disconnected. Social anxiety rises, self-doubt or imposter syndrome creeps in and life passes by in a...

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Menopause, Marriage & Motherhood podcast with Karen O'Connor block 13 gift to the world human family kings of joy lgbtqia+ media queer queers of joy show ponies somatic coach Dec 23, 2021

Karen O'Connor is one of those people who has an infectious smile and is a joy to be around.  Not only is she the host of the podcast Menopause, Marriage & Motherhood, but she also has an insatiable curiosity and cares deeply about people. She asked to interview me after hearing me share...

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Does fundraising make you a good person? choreography gift to the world making a difference show ponies Dec 15, 2021

When I was 16 I was chosen to be in the Miss Victoria Awards in my country town in North East Victoria, Australia. My role was to raise money for a disability organisation and to do some volunteer teacher's aide work with a student who had high needs. I enjoyed this volunteer role, but I was...

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What's the deal with world hunger these days? empowerment gift to the world human family Nov 12, 2021

Why The Hunger Project?

Someone asked me the other day, why did I choose The Hunger Project to partner with? 

There are a couple of reasons, but before I get to them, I should tell you the story of how I came to fall in love with the work of The Hunger Project. I first heard of their work in...

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1 cup of rice until Christmas block 13 gift to the world human family kings of joy queers of joy Nov 05, 2021

After the excitement of the last online show of Queers of Joy, where the Kings of Joy were interviewed and Lucretia, Festo and Fahad shared their dire situation in Block 13 and performed a harrowing lip sync to "We are the World, We are the Children...", the hype wore off quickly with a sobering...

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Block 13: LGBTQIA+ community of refugees facing daily violence block 13 gift to the world kings of joy media queers of joy Oct 07, 2021

An online version of Queers of Joy, the twice-monthly event showcasing trans, non-binary and gender diverse performers in Sydney, Australia was not part of the plan. It was co-producer, Gabriel who said, “I think we should do an online show. I think the community needs it.”...

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