Nina West hosted drag queen storytime and a little girl dressed up as her

Nina West and Gia at a drag queen storytime

When Nina West recently hosted drag queen storytime at a library in Worthington, Ohio, she was in for a special treat.

During these events, parents and children gather at their local library where a drag queen reads children’s books to the crowd.

West is a contestant in the current season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her introduction outfit on the reality competition series was a fabulous and bright yellow dress, complete with a grand black hat and black gloves.

When she regaled the library with a reading, she ended up looking into a mirror — of sorts. One of the children gathered in the crowd for the reading decided the occasion called for a little dress-up.

Gia came dressed in her own rendition of West’s Drag Race intro outfit.

‘CATEGORY IS: workroom realness!’ West wrote on Instagram.

‘Gia always leaves me speechless, and this may be the best version of “Nina” I have ever seen. Melt my heart…’

Queens as role models

Gia’s mother offered a longer and more sentimental caption on her Instagram post of Gia meeting West.

‘Some kids want to dress up like princesses and that is ok,’ she wrote. ‘Gia however, enjoys dressing up like villains and drag queens!

‘I couldn’t think of a better role model for her to have to give her self confidence, teach her to be who she wants and motivates her to reach for the stars, and helps her understand that it is ok to be who you are.’

She continued, writing that her goal for Gia is for her to ‘be an advocate for those without a voice and to stand up for not only being kind to others, but to help everyone see that you just have to be who you are’.

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Some kids want to dress up like princesses and that is ok. Gia however, enjoys dressing up like villains and drag queens! I couldn’t think of a better role model for her to have to give her self confidence, teach her to be who she wants and motivates her to reach for the stars, and helps her understand that it is ok to be who you are. My goal is for her to some day be an advocate for those without a voice and to stand up for not only being kind to others, but to help everyone see that you just have to be who you are. We are well on our way! @ninawest @andrewrobertlevitt thank you for another amazing evening. I am happy that you are in our life and an inspiration to everyone that was in this room and beyond. Although she can only watch select clips from @rupaulsdragrace we are all there cheering you on! #theronnorman #survivinggia #ninawest

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She also thanked West for the storytime experience.

‘I am happy that you are in our life and an inspiration to everyone that was in this room and beyond,’ she concluded. ‘Although she [Gia] can only watch select clips from @rupaulsdragrace we are all there cheering you on!’

Drag queen storytime has become increasingly popular at public libraries over recent years.

These happens all over the country, such as the Brooklyn Public Library where they host a drag queen storytime once a month.

Numerous conservative voices and groups have drawn ire against these gatherings. Despite disturbing them, the readings continue and recently a court threw out a lawsuit against a Texas library for hosting them.

See also

An estimated 500 people show up to Drag Queen Story Hour, following protests

Armed man arrested at Houston public library during drag queen storytime

Meet the drop dead gorgeous cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11

Author: Anya Crittenton

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