“I’m so proud to be a woman and a black woman,” says Kaya Mokhtar.
“I think it’s something that really needs to happen.”
Mokhtar, 26, has a knack for fashion.
Her favorite clothing item is her signature dress from the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
She says she loves the way the designers used the colors and fabrics in their designs to tell stories.
Moktar wears a number of colors, from blue and red to white and black.
She loves the style of the season, she says.
“This season I really feel like I’m going back to my roots.”
Minkhtar is also one of the most sought-after designers in the United States.
The New York native is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and received a master’s degree in fashion design from Columbia University.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and listening to classical music.
Minktar says she has a soft spot for black people.
“If you’re black, it’s a very important part of your identity,” she says of her skin tone.
“There’s so many different ways to represent black people.”
Mikki S. Young, who recently completed her bachelor’s degree at Fashion Institute, says she was introduced to RuPaul by her mother.
“My mom was always very interested in black fashion and fashion trends, especially in the 60s and 70s,” Young says.
Young has a personal affinity for the drag queens.
“The first time I saw a black person, it made me want to do my own thing and be a part of something that was really different,” she adds.
Young says she’s been inspired to create more drag-themed clothing for years.
“Drag queens are all different and I’m always fascinated by that,” she continues.
“You’re in drag, you’re being a part that feels very different than any other drag queen out there.
Drag is a very personal thing.”
Young is also an avid fan of Ru Paul.
“She’s one of my all-time favorite drag queens,” Young exclaims.
“It’s just one of those things that just keeps growing.
I love her so much.”
Young says the drag community has been supportive of her since the show.
“Everyone’s so supportive and all of my friends are super supportive,” she explains.
“They say, ‘I love your work.
I like your clothes.
I’m excited about it.'”
Young’s experience with the show has inspired her to take a more serious look at the way that racism has affected African-Americans in recent years.
Young is not the only drag queen who is inspired by the RuPaul phenomenon.
In fact, RuPaul is often credited with popularizing the word “blackness” in the 1980s.
RuPaul coined the term to refer to the African-American community in the 1970s.
Many of her early followers, like Michelle Visage, would go on to be famous as the voice of the Black Panther Party.
The drag community was never fully in sync with RuPauls original meaning, says Lina Davis, a drag performer who is also the creator of the online drag community DragCon.
Davis was the first drag performer to be fired from DragCon after it was found out that she wore a mask on camera.
Davis says she would get calls from fans who were confused as to what RuPaul was actually talking about.
“When I was working in drag I was just the ‘bad girl’ of drag, and now I’m a real bad girl,” Davis says.
Davis is one of many who have faced backlash from Drag Con, who claim that they were trying to “protect the good guys.”
Davis says RuPaul has been a force in the drag scene.
“A lot of drag is very dark and very honest,” Davis explains.
Davis says the “bad girl” image has been embraced by the drag world.
Davis, who also is a former drag queen herself, says Ru Paul’s influence has been profound.
“In the past, we’ve always had to keep trying to prove our worth to others,” Davis recalls.
“Now, it feels like we can just get on with our lives.”