“Ultimately, if you’re going to create your own future you have to bet on yourself,” says Vanessa Dew.
The recipe to success is, “It is never hustling. It is about connecting,” says Create Hospitality Founder & CEO, Lauren Koeppe.
Within the drag community, not everyone is getting their fair share of the spotlight.
It started as an experiment. Brian Sonia-Wallace wanted to see if he could pay his rent through poetry. From here, his journey as Rent Poet began.
“I’ve survived so many things in my life so for me to be on a stage singing about something that doesn’t mean anything doesn’t make sense.” – says INA of KINGQUEEN.
As a child growing up in Manhattan, Los Angeles-based performer, Enrique Jesus Hernandez, called 911 more times than he can remember. Today, he uses music as a tool to heal trauma.
Spying a thirteen-year-old Sunny Bak, amongst a crowd of New York paparazzi, Elizabeth Taylor showed concern that the young photographer was up so late past bedtime. But, that’s what you get when the school of life sees you interning with a gang of wisened paps.
Living on the streets and working as a prostitute, Lauri Burns almost died when gang members, on a mission to rape and kill, kidnapped her.
… and where to keep the statue.
Peter and his business partner Will almost lost everything but as Peter says, “out of crisis is born opportunity.”