For decades, Cassie Nova has entertained crowds in the world-famous Rose Room in Dallas, but the path to finding herself was one filled with self-loathing and fear.

Deciding to never come out and being resistant to drag left Cassie (James) with little more than a pull-out couch. But finding community among her drag sisters and the love of adoring fans, Cassie now stands tall in Dallas as a symbol of Pride.

Cassie Nova, aka James Love, grew up in Dallas. Graduated from the High School for the Health Professions, then went to school at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.