When it comes to authenticity within the entertainment industry, entertainer RuPaul could write the handbook! That’s why he teamed up with LinkedIn to stand in his truth.
Considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen in the United States, RuPaul, joined LinkedIn’s Conversations for Change series to mark Pride Month.
He also discussed the power that comes with being authentic and allowed viewers into his world through his barrier-breaking career and even offered advice on how to navigate the workforce as a Black member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
“I believe this conversation is important for the LGBTQIA+ community because that is what I am,” said RuPaul. “And I am a living example of what it takes to navigate a career. You may not want to be in show business. You may want to do something in the business world, retail or farming, but all of the solutions are the same. And the key is to know thyself, be brave enough to peel away the layers, and look at yourself in the mirror – literally and figuratively see who you are and what you bring to the party. I think this conversation is really all about discovering that and self-discovery.”
The Emmy-Award-winning actor also spoke to what it was like to find inspiration during the pandemic when many jobs came to a standstill, especially within the entertainment sector.
“I’m going to go back to know thyself…and that really entails being unafraid. Digging through your consciousness and being in a quiet space. I like to meditate in the morning or I pray in the morning. I stretch, I pray and I meditate,” RuPaul continued. “And in that quiet time with yourself, you will find your own natural frequency that is there to guide you and…to put you exactly where you need to be. So the answer it’s not rocket science, it’s right in your own consciousness, but first, you have to be willing to take the time to clear away the debris that is blocking your own frequency.”
Click here to listen to the full Conversations for Change interview with RuPaul.