Strap Them On

Strap Them On

Strap Them On

by A.Levitt

The day has come that we weren’t ready to handle.

A time to make amends with reality.

My TV glares with a noise – broken pomp and circumstance – broken chance.

Still in shock, still full of sadness, but ready to get to work.

Strap them on.

How do we, you say? How can we even begin? What do we do?

Get over it, GET IN LINE, the train is leaving without you.

We have been here before.

We have felt this reality, but never so hard a backward glance – the ground is shaken in this stance.

Strap them on.

Collectively, we feel alone.  All Together – divided.

Give them what they want – I won’t.

Yes. It hurts. I feel betrayed. My colors run blue. It hurts.

From sea to shining sea, a foggy patriot’s expanse – how far we have come already from our social advance.

Strap them on.

Boots for the farmer in the field and the protestor in the streets

Tennis shoes for the athlete on the court and for the community organizer in the street

Soft soles for a pastor leading her congregation and to the man who prays to the east

Heels for the CEO running her company and the showgirl championing her community

Strap them on.

Strap them on.

Let our souls find replenishment, let our soles be worn down.

Strap them on.

Day one of the fight begins.

Mari Jane

Mari Jane

I have been a fan of Mari for a long time. She is so much fun to be around, and, on stage, she is fire. I was really thrilled to finally get the chance to sit down with her and talk about her – her life, her very successful and young career, and her goals for the future. I hope you will give this hour of DragCast with Nina West a listen.

http://dragcast.net/81-mari-jane/

Episode 80

Episode 80

Having those difficult conversations is exactly that – difficult. It is hard to find the words. Sometimes you feel so angry. So helpless. But I know I am, personally, very tired of feeling like this when it comes to issues of race, especially in the LGBTQ community. This week’s episode of DragCast is a tough one, but it is so very necessary. I hope you will listen. I hope you will get involved in the conversation.We are in such dangerous times and we must unite.

Listen to Episode 80

Let’s Go Back to the Stadium!

Let’s Go Back to the Stadium!

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STADIUM VIRGINIUM VI – ALL THE HITS! #VWSV6 #VirginiaWestSV6

Are you ready to ROCK? Pull out your hairspray and teasing comb as Virginia West takes you back into the STADIUM with her biggest and baddest rock show yet! STADIUM VIRGINIUM VI: ALL THE HITS! This year, rock queen Virginia West is leaving no stone unturned as she brings you 4 decades of the best rock songs ever recorded combined with 5 previous STADIUM shows to bring you ALL THE HITS! The head banging, lighter waving, leather wearing cast features Nina West, Krystal Something Something, Freesia Balls, Maria Garrison, Candi Panties, Bianna Reyonce, Gretta Goodbottom, Barbie Roberts, Chuck Sparrow, Selena T West, Roxy Nicole, Sandy Von Lipshitz, and the West Family Dancers – Terrance Brown, Curtis Brock, Maria Hypes, Aaron Lamancusa, Jason Kearns, Staley Munroe, Emily Karn and Julie Hazlet with Special performances by Anisa Love, Dr. Cool Ethan, Bianca Debonair and Indica!

Don’t miss the concert event of the year only at AXIS Nightclub!

Feb 10th @ 8pm

Feb 11th @ 8pm

Feb 17th @ 8pm

Feb 18th @ 5pm and 9pm

Feb 19th @ 8pm

Feb 24th @ 8pm

Feb 25th @ 5pm and 9pm

For tables and tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/axis-club-4208179489

ICON

ICON

This is kind of unreal. I am really excited to be heading back to Dallas at the end of the month for a very special show – Tasha Kohl’s ICON! It is a big deal to me. I haven’t been back to Dallas in a very long time. Actually,  I think the last time I was there was in 2009 or 2010. AND I am back at the legendary Rose Room at S4! I should say that I am most excited to work with the cast of entertainers in this show. Asia O’Hara, Roxie Hart, Cassie Nova….TASHA KOHL!! When I first started figuring out my way around the universe of drag, I fell into a video of Tasha Kohl, and I immediately fell in love. She is one of the most original and talented people I have ever met and beyond that, she is one of the most real. I am so excited for this trip and this show. I hope that if you are in the area, you will join me for this one night only event!

http://icontheshowjan2017.brownpapertickets.com/