A nationwide organiziation, Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.
WHY INTRODUCE KIDS TO DRAG
What Drag does is point out the silliness, the thrill, and the powerful feelings of questioning societal expectations. Drag questions the authority of gender norms, which can be very empowering for kids, especially for kids who don’t necessarily fit into rigid or prescribed gender roles where they may frequently find themselves.