This Tuesday’s featured book is From Darkness to Diva by Skye High. The book tells the coming-of-age story of a young boy who suffers relentless bullying at school, only to discover who he truly is later in life. Drag opens up a world of possibilities that he hadn’t has access to before fully embracing his sexuality.

Listen to Tuesday Book Club during Rainbow Talk on Tuesday, 2 October, between 12:00 and 15:00 CAT to listen to our discussion about this courageous piece of literature.

About the author

Skye High is an Australian media personality and world-famous drag queen.

Speaking to Steve Pereira of Bent TV, High explains that the rationale behind the book was to tell a real story.

“You know, I think one think that is missing from our culture, the LGBT community are real stories, and I think it’s important to share those stories. I think by having a voice and communicating, especially for the young adults that might need a bit of guidance to know that they’re on the right path… I think that’s very important,” says High.

Watch High’s full interview about From Darkness to Diva on Bent TV below.