“You’re born naked and the rest is drag.”
“If you think this book is just about ‘doing drag,’” says the Amazon blurb for GuRu by RuPaul, “you are sorely mistaken. For RuPaul, drag is merely a device to deactivate the identity-based ego and allow space for the unlimited.”
If there was ever a year to make lemonades from lemons, 2020 is a top contender.
“When you find success, sometimes you have to leave old friends behind,” writes RuPaul in GuRu. “And sometimes you have to leave family members behind. It’s sad and heartbreaking, but it must be done. You cannot bring everybody with you because some will resent you and drag you down to a level that makes them feel more comfortable. Whether your success is money, fame or weight loss, keep an eye out for people who feel threatened by your ascension. If they can evolve there’s a place for them. If not, then goodbye. Ever hear the phrase, ‘it’s lonely at the top?’”
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