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!

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 →

Defy A Podcast by Brandi Amara Skyy

How to work for yourself: Six secrets i learned in my first year of being my own boss (& a podcast!)

This day last year, i took a leap of faith. A big one.   And since, i’m sitting here at my desk in my home office it’s safe to say that my leap didn’t kill me. Was it hard? Absolutely? Did i feel at times like i wanted to die? Yep. Was it a struggle? More than it wasn’t. But was it the… Read more →

i want to show you my brave: valuing your becoming over your arrival.

i feel this absence from my blog and online writing space more this time than any others because, ironically, i’ve been doing a lot more writing — on my book, for others, online — just not for my people here or my newsletter. That’s because i see these spaces as scared. Unlike the spaces i write for online and in print,… Read more →

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