Wednesday, August 17 at 7PM
speaking & signing
Fiercely You: Be Fabulous and Confident by Thinking Like a Drag Queen
While struggling through one of the lowest points of her life, a time full of fear and self-doubt, author Jackie Huba found inspiration in the world of drag queens! In her new book Fiercely You, Huba interviews some of the world's most prominent drag queens about their approach to confidence and self-affirmation and demonstrates how pursuing a more fabulous life can help all people accomplish their biggest goals. Join us tonight as Huba will be joined by co-author Shelly Kronbergs, a licensed marriage and family therapist, to discuss the best ways to embrace a more confident, empowered life.
ABOUT FIERCELY YOU
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 it inspiring and energizing. Drag queens, she found, 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. Huba warmly invites readers to join a community of women who support and empower each other 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.
ABOUT JACKIE HUBA
Jackie Huba is the author of three books on customer loyalty, including Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers into Fanatics. A sought after keynote speaker and consultant, Jackie has helped leading companies such as Discovery Communications, Whirlpool, and Dell create more loyalty in their customer base. Recently Jackie has been helping women build confidence, take risks, and live more fearlessly by harnessing the transformative art of drag. Jackie translated her new book, Fiercely You, into an unforgettable TEDx Talk in Vancouver 2015. Making TED Talk history, her presentation “Unleash the Power of Your Inner Drag Queen” was the first ever TED Talk to be done by a female drag queen. She lives in Austin, Texas.
ABOUT SHELLY KRONBERGS
Shelly Stewart Kronbergs is a licensed marriage and family therapy associate in private practice.
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