I went with my two friends Erin and Ally. It was held at the Memorial Union Great Hall, so basically a huge room with a stage set up and about four hundred people. Everyone was so jacked to be there which was probably one of the best parts! Besides Jujubee.
Omg I'm literally obsessed with her (him?) Jujubee if you ever read this, can we please be best friends?! She was so full of life and her confidence was sky high. Probably one of the most charismatic people ever. She admitted she wasn't perfect, but yet owned all of her imperfections through her jokes and her self-assurance. Like she said "We as drag queens take pictures once, then put a filter on it, and then put another filter over that. Then post it on Instagram and hashtag 'no filter'". Soooo funny, everything she said.
Jujubee performing Heart Attack by Demi Lovato.
What stuck out to me the most was that they were all completely confident in themselves no matter what. Jujubee said this month was "Out and About Month" obviously meaning for LBGT people, but she said it was so much more than that. It was about being proud of who you are every day, and accepting people's differences regardless of societal "norms". She said set a goal for this month and accomplish it. And then love yourself for you. Ah, goal setting, wise words of wisdom. When you have a plan to accomplish something, you're more likely to achieve it and you most likely will complete it faster if you set a goal. Remember: it takes twenty one days for something to become a habit. I can dig that. Like after twenty one days, your good behavior will be second nature. Beautiful.
I give props to each and every performer who worked their magic up onstage and who proudly owned their sexual orientation. It must take great courage to be different than what some people deem as "right" or socially acceptable. I know I fall into this trap too. I've said it before, but I often find myself too concerned about what other people think. Sometimes it's easier to change who you are to fit in, but is it really worth it? "People gonna hate whether you doin bad or good." So you might as well do what makes you happy!
Keep your head, heels, and standards high. No one can rock your brand of beautiful better than you.
Mhmm yeah that's right.