Green Queen - Laganja Estranja
Updated: Jul 17, 2020
We have the honor of not only doing a Green Queen on Laganja Estranja but also in doing an IG live stream together, Friday July 10th at 4:20pm. And if you don't know, Jay Jackson, aka Laganja Estranja, is a world-renowned female illusionist, choreographer, music artist, cannabis advocate and LGBTQ+ icon! [Not to mention one of our favs on So You Think You Can Dance.]
A U.S. Presidential Scholar in The Arts, Jackson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance and choreography from the California Institute of the Arts and launched to stardom after being selected to compete on LogoTV's Season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Beyond RuPaul's Drag Race and So You Think You Can Dance this Queen has also appeared on Bong Appetite and was even on the cover of New York Magazine’s June 2019 issue, The Most Powerful Drag Queens in America.
And if you want to know more about this powerful Queen be sure to join us for our IG live stream and keep reading;)
Cannabis can help cure so many things! But for me, it helps regulate sleeping, eating, and mood stability, and allows me to stay socially active, and on top of my game as a creator. Cannabis can help access that part of your brain that you can’t normally access.
What are you passionate about?
Dance - absolutely something I’ve been doing since I was small! Cannabis activism, social justice through prison systems and safe environments are all topics I am incredibly passionate about. Drag is another huge passion, but it is also more of what I do for work.
What does authenticity mean to you?
Being authentic means being vulnerable, and not being afraid to be in the wrong while practicing kindness and acceptance of your true self.
What makes you feel authentic?
Tube of lipstick and a pair of high end heels! And, a pack of smokes!
What is your mission in life?
Own an artistic dance company that I am the artistic director of while creating safe spaces within the cannabis industry.
Also check out, Muse Me is a new Youtube series done with Robert Hayman.
Photo Credit [from left to right]: Ash Danielsen, Jose Guzman Colon David Laffe