What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy! In this month’s installment of the Feminist Press’s popular children’s storytelling series, Merrie Cherry will share a story from What Flowers Say, by George Sand. “Kids of all genders love dressing up as princesses and fairies,” says Rachel Aimee, coordinator of children’s programming at the Feminist Press. “Drag Queen Story Hour celebrates that without the baggage of gender stereotyping.”
Named one of “Brooklyn’s most beautiful people” by Paper magazine, Merrie Cherry is a drag queen and nightlife event planner based in New York City. She created the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards, an annual awards show honoring the creative output of the Brooklyn borough. She is the host and creator of DRAGnet, the longest running drag competition in Brooklyn. She has performed in various festivals and shows across the United States, including the Austin International Drag Festival, Bushwig, and the Queer New York International Arts Festival.