Something that has become very popular online as of late is the idea of Angel Investing, and how it is getting more and more accessible for individuals to do these days. While I have been interested in the idea for a long time, I never thought that I had enough capital to truly make a difference in any sort of investment portfolio, that the few hundreds of dollars that I could spare to invest would be wanted by any sort of organization for funding. In many investing communities, they outright say that it is too little—many sites online have regulations that require you to start investing at one, five, or ten thousand dollars. Now, my problem is that I have the patience of an ant—I like getting things done right away, and for me personally, I don't have the patience or care to wait until I save up enough to invest, or to try to cut out the extras in my life that I enjoy (I am not going to stop my venti vanilla latte from Starbucks habit solely to invest, sorry not sorry.)
For the past three weeks, I've spent at least one day each weekend seeing a drag show. Not watching RuPaul's Drag Race, not watching one of the popular queens from the show on her tour, but seeing local, wonderful, drag talent. Trading in my... ahem... expensive V.I.P. tickets to have a meet and greet with Trixie Mattel before being in the third row for her touring concert, I instead paid a nice five bucks (well, one show was ten dollars, but that included a free drink) to see the "lesser-known" drag performers. This in no way means they were any less enjoyable than the queens that you see on Drag Race; in fact, I could make a list of the effortless and passionless lip-sync for your life's on Drag Race that were eclipsed by these performances. What is noteworthy about these shows, however, was the fact that it wasn't just a bunch of men appearing as drag queens.
Flying is getting cheap in Canada. Now with four Ultra-Low-Carrier-Cost airlines either coming to, or already operating in, Canada, from a financial standpoint we should ask ourselves: is this really a good thing?
What is the price of fame?
You know, they are bright.
RuPaul is probably the most famous drag queen of all time. I don't want to pass over classics such as Lady Bunny, Dame Edna, and the great queens that have cemented themselves in drag lore, but let's be honest: Ru brought drag home. Forget the club kid looks in the nightclub, we can sit at home and binge RuPaul's Drag Race to our heart's content while looking like a mess at home. People that have no experience with the drag community can now feel at the heart of it.I am a huge fan of drag, and I fully support the power that Drag Race has. It enables the world to have a better understanding of what Drag is, what pride is, what the LGBT*Q2A community is—all of which are amazing ends. It allows people to meet new drag queens who are amazing performers, and understand the stories of people they may never met or engaged with. Having Drag Race on Netflix only increases the power that it has. I remember binge watching all of season eight within a day. Ever since, I have been hooked.