Grizzly Kiki | Pop Culture & Interviews With Queer Artists

Grizzly Kiki began in April 2014 as a pop culture and drag-centric podcast hosted by Robert Lechuga & Daniel Silva. We launched with recaps of RuPaul’s Drag Race and other reality programming. Shortly after releasing the first few episodes, we narrowed our focus to create a podcast that was unique in concept and would serve a community near and dear to us: DRAG QUEENS!!!!!!!!!!!!! The podcast is equal parts oral history and good old-fashioned kiki. We found that there were few platforms where Drag and Nightlife Artists could talk about their art and themselves in an open and honest way. Most of what is known about these artists comes from videos posted on the Internet or what they experience in bars and clubs. It was clear that there were stories to be told and shared with the world. Our mission is to create a comfortable and safe environment, where these artists can share their histories and experiences. Ours is a podcast that is meant to serve the drag and nightlife community by capturing the artists’ voices and making them available to the public. Grizzly Kiki is a program for drag enthusiasts, Drag Artists, and everyone in between. Listen and Join the Party!!


Jada Valenciaga

Jada Valenciaga is a Midwestern girl who came to New York from Kansas City, Missouri to hone her dancing skills and be on broadway. In just a few short years, Jada has done all of that and more. In the New York drag community, Jada is known for her unique dancer style - she never choreographs any of her numbers, but rather lets the music and her mood inspire her movements. She has also toured with broadway shows and travels back and forth from her hometown to direct dance productions.

As Logan Slaughter's sister in the truest sense of the word, Jada provided us with the ultimate KiKi during the time she spent with us. It was more of a gab session than a traditional interview, as she recounted story after story of her nightlife adventures, especially with Logan. She left our bellies and cheeks aching from laughter.

Jada Valenciaga by MaDd


 2015-11-13  1h23m