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!!


Elle Emenopé

Elle Emenopé is a multi-talented artist who defies the traditional definitions and boundaries of Drag Artistry, instead choosing the title "Gender Artist." On her website, Elle explains how her unique approach to drag developed: “I began becoming very frustrated with drag because it didn’t make sense in my mind for an art form that is supposed to be freeing and breaking the rules has now become a codified “drag queen” with specific parameters of right and wrong, dos and don’ts, and choosing an identity that you actually become stuck in. “ With every look she turns out and high-concept performances that she produces in New York, Provincetown, and other cities, Elle challenges the Drag status quo. She is a stunning creature that enters every room, bar, and cabaret with the elegance of a panther and an explosion of colors. Elle is changing the landscape of drag by breaking it down and building it back up. Listen to our interview and get to know the charming individual also known as "A Boy Named Elle."


 2015-09-18  1h19m