The most motivating quote I’ve read in years:
“The fact you’re here, it’s because you’re goddamn stars; how many times do we have to fucking play that in your head? You’re a fucking star, don’t let anybody tell you that you’re not.
Fucking if I had a nickel for every time somebody said to me “You can’t become a star as a drag queen,” I’d have a fucking million billion dollars.
I know what I am. I don’t forget who I am. And that’s true for all of you! Never forget. Everybody’s going to tell you “No, you can’t do it,” because they’re projecting their negativity onto you.
Now we can’t tell you that, because you won’t believe it, you have to earn it, you have to own it yourself. I’m telling you now so we can end this conversation, you have to own it yourself, Dorothy.
“Why didn’t you tell me all we had to do was click our heels together three times?”
Because Goddamn you wouldn’t believe me and that’s why you’re here, you’re in this competition so that you own it, you own it, you process it.
“Oh! they’re saying bad things about me!” Own it, own it and you get to the understanding that “Oh that wasn’t me, that was their shit! that had nothing to do with me! That was them!” and then you own it, then you go “Oh!”
And you know what? Every time that happens to you in life, the time it takes for you to catch yourself gets shorter.
Does it go away? No. That self doubt doesn’t go away. Yeah we can’t tell you this, you have to walk through the fire and then you own it and then you go:
“Come for me bitches! Come for me! You know what, you can say whatever you want, because why?
I’m fucking fierce.””
(RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1 Reunion)
I’m not in the habit of posting other people’s stuff on my blog… but I figured maybe you needed to read this too.