Interview with Victory Rhyder (@victoryrhyder)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Last Christmas I made a music video in full drag as a joke and that led me to work with some major influencers. Since then I’ve made a debut album with features from Drag Race alum Aja, Tik Tok star Delli Boe and Queer music artist Mickey Taylor.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

During quarantine, I have flown to LA and shot 6 music videos over the course of 3 days. It was the most stressful and rewarding experience ever. They’ll be released later this year.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Find a community that loves you. For me, I found a community of LGBTQ people, creators that I go live with several times a week on Tik Tok. It totally validates what I do and creates a healthy relationship between my audience and me.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

The first person that gave me validation for finding my drag artistry was Aja. Why would a drag race alum with 1M followers work with a no-name drag queen with nothing to show for? It was very validating that she found my song cool and did a verse on my track. We even shot a music video for it. The song has been streamed upwards of 10k times since its release on Valentine’s day and so has the music video. Working with a big name in drag like her has given me credibility in the LGBT world and opportunities to work with other big queer artists.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I would hope so!

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

When life fucks you hard… keep riding it to the top!

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Victory Rhyder on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Tik Tok.

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