Ep 13: Dancing Queen Alyssa Edwards on Camp TAZO, Sacred Spaces, and Finding Her Oz

The Drag Show Podcast Ep #13_ Dancing Queen Alyssa Edwards on Camp Tazo, Sacred Spaces, and Finding Her Power

 

ABOUT TODAY’S SHOW

Y’all this episode is HUGE. Not just because of this week’s guest Alyssa Edwards who just launched her new collaboration with TAZO Tea called Camp TAZO, but because this convo is of epic proportions. And the best part is that you don’t have to be a drag artist to appreciate and apply all the nuggets of timeless wisdom embedded in our conversation.

We talk about all the hard work that goes behind making your dreams come true — and what happens when everything you ever wished for comes true. We talk about her biggest fear when Netflix approached her with the idea of a docu-series and what is now the hit binge-worthy show Dancing Queens. We talk about finding and harnessing strength in our otherness, balancing life and fame, and how the promise of Oz is always on the horizon for each of us — as long as we follow our OWN personal yellow brick road.

Oh, and she makes me cry. Like big time.

i (Brandi Amara Skyy) can’t say enough great things about this human and interview. Grab a cup of your favorite TAZO tea flavor, grab a notebook and pen, sit back, and just swim in all the inspiration that will engulf you in this interview.

Enjoy!

 

“I didn’t have the words necessarily, but I could tell my story through the art of my movement, which to me is the most powerful form of communication in my opinion.” — Alyssa Edwards

“I live in a very Bruce Wayne life, so drag is my Batman, you know.” — Alyssa Edwards

” Just follow, follow the yellow brick road and know that know that your yellow brick road is your yellow brick road and there is an OZ and you’re gonna get to obstacles and um, it’s important not to give up, to find a way to maneuver around or over. “ — Alyssa Edwards

“Realize your strengths, understand that the role and the platform is bigger than what you think. So turn that microphone on high and share it, share your stories. Be available, be relatable. Be understanding.” — Alyssa Edwards

 

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TOPICS DISCUSSED

  • The one thing people may not know about Alyssa 2:55
  • Where her strength comes from 5:30
  • What drag means to her 11:02
  • How fame has changed Alyssa’s life? 17:11
  • All about Camp TAZO 20:09
  • Advice to the people in our community who are trying to bridge their drag/creative/queer selves with their real-world/career ambitions? 25:46

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RESOURCES AND THINGS MENTIONED

Netflix’s Dancing Queen

Beyond Belief Dance Company

Drop Dead Gorgeous

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Miss Gay USofA

Camp TAZO

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Find out more about your Host & MC Brandi Amara Skyy

Drag University – THE online school of drag 

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MORE FROM ALYSSA EDWARDS

Facebook: Alyssa Edwards

Facebook Fan Page: Queen Alyssa Edwards

Instagram: @alyssaedwards_1

Twitter: @AlyssaEdwards_1

 

MORE FROM BRANDI AMARA SKYY

Brandiamaraskyy.com

Brandi’s Instagram

How To Be A Drag Queen: A guide and werkbook for queens, faux queens, and everything in between – Book

Drag University

 

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THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! AND THANK YOU TO THE TDSP TEAM: JESSICA J’ADORE & NA’TALIA D BLACK!!!! 

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