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Drag Queen Story Hour: Now on Nina West's Instagram Live

Nina West

The RuPaul's Drag Race alum is reading children's books on social media.


Nina West is bringing Drag Queen Story Hour to the comfort of your own home.

The RuPaul's Drag Race alum is beginning a social media series in which she reads children's books on Instagram Live and IGTV. West, who was Miss Congeniality during the 11th season of the VH1 reality series, previously penned her own children's book, Drag Is Magic.

"Come one, come All- Children young and young at heart! No judgement here! We could all use some extra magic during this difficult time and I'm thrilled to be able to read some of my favorite stories with all of you!" West said in a statement.

In her first episode of Story Time With Nina! West will read Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall, "a story about a crayon who suffers an identity crisis when he is labeled wrong." The episode will be interactive with a "craft" element. Viewers are encouraged to bring a piece of paper, a box of crayons, a piece of cardboard, a pair of safety scissors, and a glue stick for the fun.

Drag Queen Story Hour is frequently attacked by conservative protesters -- sometimes quite literally. However, since the United States is now grappling with COVID-19, many libraries and large gatherings have been banned, resulting in an increase of LGBTQ people using social media to entertain and raise awareness.

West's reading begins at 4 p.m. Eastern today. Tune in on @ninawest's Instagram Live. In the meantime, enjoy Drag Is Magic below and wash your hands!

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