In this video, recorded live at The Pride & Equity Tokeativity Social on June 12th, 2021, Lisa Snyder & Nickia Delaware of Tokeativity interview Jay Jackson, aka Laganja Estranja, a world-renowned choreographer, artist, cannabis advocate and LGBTQ+ icon.
0:00 Tokeativity’s Lisa Snyder & Nickia Delaware kick things off
0:58 Lisa & Nickia Welcome Laganja Estranja
2:52 What kind of relationship do you have with cannabis?
3:45 What is your favorite consumption method?
4:39 How did you get started in the drag space?
6:29 How has being yourself helped you in your career?
7:59 How did your drag life cross over into cannabis?
11:36 What advice would you give to someone in the queer community who is looking to break into the cannabis industry?
14:20 Thank you!
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ABOUT LAGANJA ESTRANJA
Jay Jackson, aka Laganja Estranja, is a world-renowned choreographer, artist, cannabis advocate and LGBTQ+ icon.
A U.S. Presidential Scholar in The Arts, Jackson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance and choreography from the California Institute of the Arts and launched to stardom after being selected to compete on LogoTV’s Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Today, Jackson’s television and film credits include Heidi Klum’s Queen of Drags (2019), So You Think You Can Dance (2018 & 2019), Latin American Music Awards (2019), Germany’s Next Top Model (2018), Bong Appetite (2017 & 2019), America’s Got Talent (2016), RuPaul’s Green Screen Christmas (2015), Skin Wars (2015), MTV’s Video Music Awards (Miley Cyrus/2015), RuPaul’s Drag Race (2014) and the American Music Awards (Christina Aguilera/2012).
Jackson was featured on the cover of New York Magazine’s June 2019 issue The Most Powerful Drag Queens in America. Laganja has also been featured in High Times Magazine as well as Dope Magazine, making her the first LGBTQ+ entertainer to appear on the cover of a cannabis magazine.The 2017 Dope Magazine feature story, “Balancing Gay Rights, Cannabis, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” covered Jackson’s road to fame and cannabis’ integral role in mitigating pain from the rigors of dance and performance. In 2020, Laganja was featured as the cover star for Hotpot Magazine.
Jackson regularly performs at festivals and events across the world. Jackson has performed in 14 countries spanning 5 continents and has walked the runways of the Melange Brazil Fashion Show in Rio de Janeiro and Marco Marco in Los Angeles and New York.
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