...to the first Fulbrighter to win RuPaul's Drag Race: Sasha Velour (rrrrrrrrrr)!
Fierce and erudite, Mx Velour kept the whole season thoughtful and intellectual, actually deploying her experience living and studying in Russia on a student research Fulbright to explain the difficulties that gay men face abroad. Mx Velour was a wonderful in-show historienne, making note of the impact of drag, pointing to its various evolutions, and always staying ahead of the curve as she also served as a repository of knowledge. Her Graciousness was incredibly gracious, to boot.
All hail Queen Sasha Velour!
"Yes, ma'am, I'll take that dollar:
doesn't even matter I'm a Fulbright scholar.
I'd rather be modest, but I need to show it:
There's a lot of pretty girls, but a Queen gotta know shit."
Fulbright Core Teaching/Research Fellowship to Zimbabwe, 2017-2018. Will teach at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and conduct research on the city's literary history, its cultural infrastructure, and its outlets for creative writing.