We all want to be fabulous. But too often we let fear and self-doubt derail us from pursuing our passions and accomplishing our biggest goals. This was the situation Jackie Huba found herself in. At the lowest point in her life she serendipitously stumbled upon the wonderful world of drag queens, and to her surprise, she found them inspiring and energizing. They were supremely confident, utterly fearless, strong, powerful, and unabashedly and completely themselves—no apologies, no compromises. So she immersed herself in the world of drag, eventually becoming a female drag queen herself: Lady Trinity.
Fiercely You is a creative, playful approach to the serious problems that women face regarding confidence and risk-taking. Drawing on her own experiences and interviews with the world’s top drag queens, Huba offers five Keys to Fierce that will help readers find the courage to ignore criticism and live the life they truly want to live every day—no wigs or stilettoes required. Jackie warmly invites readers to join a community of women who support and empower each while learning about boldness and bravery from the best in the business.
This is not a guide to drag, it’s a guide to life—but in a sense, all life is drag. As RuPaul, the most famous drag queen in the world, says, “We’re born naked, and the rest is drag.” Huba and her coauthor Shelly Stewart Kronbergs—who explains the psychological research that supports each of Huba’s keys—help readers bring to life the amazing person they see inside their heads and feel in their hearts.
Top drag queens featured in the book include Adore Delano, Jujubee, Latrice Royale, Trixie Mattel, Phi Phi O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Katya Zamolodchikova, Laganja Estranja, Courtney Act, Shangela, Yara Sofia, Miss Fame, Coco Montrese, April Carrion, Josyln Fox and Cynthia Lee Fontaine.
Praise for the book
“When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.” –RuPaul
“By weaving together critical research, compelling examples, and lively storytelling, Fiercely You shows us how to bring our boldest, most fearless selves to any challenging situation. This book is a game-changer.” –Claire Shipman, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Confidence Code
“Fiercely You is an essential read for anyone seeking inspiration and guidance on how to stop worrying what other people think and start living boldly and vibrantly.” –Virginia Miracle, Chief Customer Officer, Spredfast
“Fiercely You provides lessons anyone can take away on how to be strong, bold and fierce and in control of your life, every day. It’s a personal power development tool I would have loved to have had 20 years ago, when just starting my career.” –Stephanie Pfeffer Anton, Executive Vice President, Luxury Portfolio International