Co-Founder Drag Queen Story Hour 

I onboard and acclimate new chapters of the non-profit on a national and international scale. I co-write organizational core curriculum, manage public relations and map out the organization’s social media outlets. I have the privilege of traveling around the country to share our story, administer gender education, and perform in drag. 

 

My drag persona “Ona Louise” was the first drag queen to read for DQSH NYC. I conduct story hours for children ages 3-8 in schools, libraries, bookstores, and other community spaces. I demonstrate and teach inclusivity, acceptance, and love for all regardless of gender presentation.

  

Media Appearances 

'Drag Queen Story Hour' Fights Critics with a New Campaign NY1

Why Reading is Fun-Damental, In Focus NY1

Drag queen story hour in communities nationwide, but some see controversy, NBC Nightly News 

A Gender-Fluid Mother’s Day New York Times

UNTITLED WBAI Radio

Drag Queen Story Hour at the Brooklyn Public Library, BRIC TV​

Popular Press Articles

Queer festivals, drag performances and LGBTQ meetups turn digital NBC News

Why a Drag Queen Reading Feminist Fairy Tales to Kids Is So Important Cosmopolitan Magazine
Drag Queen Story Hour in America's Bible Belt BBC World News
Drag Queen Story Hour is Different Down South Into More
Drag Queen Story Hour sparks protests in conservative towns NY Post
Kids Attend Drag Queen Story Hour The New Yorker

Drag Queen Story Hour Continues Its Reign at Libraries, Despite Backlash The New York Times 

Leave Drag Queen Story Hour Alone! The New York Times 
'Are you a boy or a girl'? Drag Queen Story Hour riles the right, but delights kids The Guardian

"Drag Queen Story Hour" Teaches Kids to Be Fabulous, Inside and Out Mommy Nearest 

Academic Speaking Engagements

Association for Library Service to Children Conference 2018 

Association of Independent School Librarians 2019: Revolutionary Storytelling 

Ci6 Education 2018: Creating and Implementing Successful LGBTQIA Youth Programs

Ci7 Education 2019: The Art of Reading Aloud 
Hunter College, Gender & Sexuality 101
Librarian Educator Networking and Development Conference 2019

National Book Foundation Conference 2017: Why Reading Matters 

New School, Gender Studies 101
New York Library Association Conference 2019
New York Department of Education 2018 & 2019: Gender & Sexuality Summit

Public Library Association Conference 2018: Reading Fabulously 
Reaching Forward South Conference 2019
School Library Journal Summit 2018: Drag Queen Story Hour (in a Half Hour!)

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