Monica Beverly Hillz Talks Life Before Drag Race

The reality star talks about coming out as trans on TV and surviving violence in an exclusive interview with SocialScope Productions.

BY Jase Peeples

April 18 2013 10:14 AM ET

Monica Beverly Hillz talks about her life before being cast as a contestant on this season of RuPaul's Drag Race and coming out on the show as a transgender woman in this exclusive new interview with SocialScope Productions.

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Monica opens up about her life in SocialScope Production's new multimedia web project 'Memories of Violence' that shares the stories of LGBTQ survivors and their experiences with violence.

Monica is also joined by RuPaul's Drag Race alumni Jade Sotomayor in sharing their journey as drag sisters and performers in the three-part series. Stay tuned for parts two and three. This video excerpt from Monica was part of two well-received events on LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence and intimate-partner violence, hosted by SocialScope Productions last week, at DePaul University in Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis.

Watch part 1 of the three-part video series below.

MONICA BEVERLY HILLZ GETS PERSONAL IN NEW INTERVIEW: WATCH from SocialScope Productions on Vimeo.

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