THE DIRECTORY : The Legends & Icons of Ballroom

The whimsical world of ballroom it’s full of our own magical beings. Ones of excellence. Ones of innovation. Ones of longevity. Those that are infamous. Those that are unforgettable. Those that are consistent. Those that are enigmatic. Those that shape. Those that mold. Here is a living story book. Changing and involving by the second.Continue reading “THE DIRECTORY : The Legends & Icons of Ballroom”

They were NEVER INVISIBLE, you just needed to Open your Eyes & Believe them! – Maven Lee

They say today is Trans day of Visibility….. And I get that. But for me… at least in the greatest days of my life they are valuable everyday. I see them. I love them. I appreciate them. And I’m inspired by them. These womxn and men of Trans experiences have completely reshaped how I seeContinue reading “They were NEVER INVISIBLE, you just needed to Open your Eyes & Believe them! – Maven Lee”

THE REINTRODUCTION OF MICHAEL REVLON : “My de-transition changed my life” A brief sit down with ballroom Legend Michael Revlon

I’m enamored by the transparency and bravery of this man. Gender expression and identity to some people is always more challenging than it supposed to be. It’s disappointingly difficult for some to allow folx to live their truths. And this is especially true for those that we assume it’s our business to understand in orderContinue reading “THE REINTRODUCTION OF MICHAEL REVLON : “My de-transition changed my life” A brief sit down with ballroom Legend Michael Revlon”

LIL NAS X we deem you The Iconic King Nas X by Maven Lee

Last night will go down in history as the day a black queer man successfully empowered, changed, slapped, and said HELLO to the world all at once. We were privileged to a short film shorter than a short film. And we still got everything we needed. A storyline from start to finish. And oh wasContinue reading “LIL NAS X we deem you The Iconic King Nas X by Maven Lee”

Entrepreneur Maven Lee creates new Ballroom Experience for St. Louis

For some folks August 21st isn’t coming fast enough. The people in the city are excited for the new ball experience called ONE NIGHT ONLY . This is one of the biggest balls the city has seen in years. There will be everything from food vendors to community organizations setting up tables. The event hopesContinue reading “Entrepreneur Maven Lee creates new Ballroom Experience for St. Louis”

A year in Review Part 1: BALLROOM 2020 The Jukeboxx’s HOT 50

1. Chi Chi Prodigy 2. West Runway Squad ( Meme, Zimmy, & Giovanni) 3. Jovan Balmain 4. Vanessa Frost 5. The West Vogue Line Up Make no mistake Pusscee was the quarterback so to speak of the team this year but there were many team players. Rather it was Tae, James, Amor, Shy, Destiny andContinue reading “A year in Review Part 1: BALLROOM 2020 The Jukeboxx’s HOT 50”

The Juice with Maven Lee : “From Bars to Ballroom”-an interview with with Vance Margiela

In your own words WHO IS VANCE and how did your story began in Ballroom? I grew up as a poor kid on the south side of Chicago. I was the oldest of 4. I struggled very early taking care of my younger siblings, because my parents were drug addicts. At roughly 16, I metContinue reading “The Juice with Maven Lee : “From Bars to Ballroom”-an interview with with Vance Margiela”

13 SIGNS OF UNCHECKED CHILDHOOD TRAUMA

The inability to deal with certain stress and emotions. That thing that causes you to feel defeated, powerless, depressed, and overwhelmed often comes from unchecked TRAUMA. And one of the most common places that trauma starts is during our childhood. Some of us can identify it and others may not. Some of us remember andContinue reading “13 SIGNS OF UNCHECKED CHILDHOOD TRAUMA”

8 LGBTQ+ LEADERS THAT MAKE ME KNOW IT! : DECEMBER 2020

Throughout the country there are folx going above and beyond to make our lives better. They inspire us. They motivate us. They connect us. They empower us. They teach us. They build us up. They push us. They encourage us. They fight for us. They believe in us. There have been so many folx throughoutContinue reading “8 LGBTQ+ LEADERS THAT MAKE ME KNOW IT! : DECEMBER 2020”