Meet Divina Diefor, Alberta’s Drag Superstar 2017 and member of the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose. She has been studying drag for six years, and performing for three.
Diefor has struggled with the limiting beliefs ‘I don’t fit’, ‘I don’t belong’, and ‘I’m not understood’, but has managed to overcome those beliefs through the art of drag.
“I see Devina as a storyteller,” Diefor says. “I see her as sort of every woman in the world… she tells the story of different people, of different women, of different lives.”
“I explore what it means to be a queer person but also what it means to be feminine in different contexts,” she adds.
“It has really helped me shape my understanding of the queer community and what we have gone through.”
Stay tuned for a follow-up to this episode as Divina Diefor transforms our psychologist Kristi Landry into a drag queen!
This week’s episode of The Shift Show’s Appetite for Life segment is in celebration of the Edmonton Pride Festival, kicking off June 8 until the 17th.
Intro music courtesy of Bensound