Author: Brandi Amara Skyy

i'm a drag artist that likes to help others reach their drag (and non-drag dreams). It's really that simple. BUT if you're DYING to know more, here ya go :) - Brandi Amara Skyy is a drag artist and unconventional creative who seeks to transform traditional notions of drag and creativity through her two favorite mediums: performance and writing. She’s has been sashaying on stages since the age of four and toured with the Bob Marley Festival in the late 90’s. Most recently she can be found performing drag and teaching belly dance, make-up and drag workshops across the county to performers, dragsters, and other flawless glamseekers. On March 6, 2014 she had the utmost honor of being crowned the first EVER Miss Diva USofA. Her entrepreneurial ventures include publishing GAG MAGAZINE – the first high glam, high fashion, haute drag magazine, launching a lash line, and helping performers and other unconventional creatives build their brands + better their craft. She has been featured and published in Latino Leaders Magazine, Beyond Lipstick, The Dallas Voice, Corsetconnection.com, and The Advocate. When she’s not dragging the house down, you can find her blogging away about drag, creating, and trying to do it all on her website brandiamaraskyy.com, chasing all things rhinestone, hoarding chapstick, and/or hunched over her computer screen penning her memoir: My Life in Drag (And Not Just the Queen Kind) {but that too!} to be published once she’s done writing (and editing) them!

All new 30-day Instagram drag challenge!

In 2014, i created the first 30-day Instagram drag challenge and it was sooooo much fun! So why not bring the communal drag fun back?   In case it wasn’t obvious enough, All Hallows Eve is my favorite time of the year and drag is my favorite creative expression . . .  So, i thought LET’S COMBINE THE TWO! And ta-da! Our latest… Read more →

On opinions, writing, and pissing people off: 8 Things i learned from my 1st BET article

On Saturday my first opinion piece for BET went live into the world. In case you haven’t seen it, here it is: bet.us/2gRHYi5. It snowballed into something way bigger than i could have ever fathomed.   My wife told me not to read the comments or all my Twitter and Facebook notifications; i didn’t listen. Partly because i was curious… Read more →

Anger, hate, and racism. Why what happened in Charlottesville was hard.

  Yesterday was hard.   Hard for a lot of reasons.   Hard because i felt like i was living in the 50’s and 60’s in years and decades where segregation existed.   Hard because everything i saw in the news, on my Facebook and Twitter newsfeed was full of hate and bigotry. The smallness of minds that will never… Read more →

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