Be Anything You Want with Ava LaShay

June 21, 2023
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About this episode

Ava LaShay grew up never quite knowing where he fit in. He was a mixed kid in a suburban, predominantly white town when he figured out he was gay. Surrounded by negative perceptions of gay people, he suppressed that part of his identity and dedicated himself to caring for his young niece and nephew. Finally, during college, while being part of a queer support group on campus, Ava first encountered the world of drag. “I have never felt more connected to life itself than I have since I started drag.“ Drag has opened up new avenues for Ava to engage in meaningful conversations with others, to support the queer community and to bring joy to people’s lives. And when she dons her wig and high heels, Ava TRANSFORMS. Through drag, Ava can embody any persona she desires, and her stage presence is magnificent. Join us as we delve into Ava's perfectly imperfect journey. Bio Ava LaShay is a Bay Area, CA based drag entertainer and event emcee. Often referred to as the Queen of the East Bay, Ava has spent the past 8 years building a name for herself in the community through hosting, producing and performing in countless shows and events. She loves to bring laughter and joy to people through the art of drag but also uses her artform to raise awareness of everyday issues the LGBTQIA+ community faces. Instagram: