My daughter likes drag

Standard
Little Elephant watching video of Miss Martha Graham Cracker's jazz rendition of Green, Eggs, & Ham.

Little Elephant watching video of Miss Martha Graham Cracker’s jazz rendition of Green, Eggs, & Ham.

Sandra (from West Philly Mama) posted over on Lesbian Family about taking her young kids (8 months and 2.5 years) to a drag show.  Now, before you judge, this was no adult themed drag show.  This was a drag artist putting on a show kids and reading Dr. Seuss.  Miss Martha Graham Cracker, a beloved local drag performer has originally planned to read to kids for National Read Acorss America day.  How cool is that?  Except, bigotry reared its ugly head and she was uninvited.  In response, a local church hosted her and ended up being jam packed!

I was delighted not only by the fact that a church stepped forward and allowed her to perform despite homophobia, bigotry, and hatred, but also by the outpouring of support by the community.  I was thrilled that Sandra not only told us about her kids reaction but also video taped some of the show.  Obviously, I live in Albania and couldn’t just swing by, but I did share the video with Little Elephant.  She was riveted!  (I think your kid would be to– I hope you watch it with them).

For those who won’t click over to Sandra’s original post, here is the video:

About Clare

I am a social worker who lives abroad, moves every couple of years with my daughter, my pup, and my partner, works in development, loves food and taking pictures and writes for fun and for friends back home. Home being the many places I have lived and those I have left behind with each move.

2 responses »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s