Yvie Oddly, RuPaul's Drag Race Winner | All About Yvie w/ Michael Bach

Sat Aug 03 2024 at 03:30 pm to 05:00 pm UTC-04:00

Oxford Exchange | Tampa

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Yvie Oddly, RuPaul's Drag Race Winner | All About Yvie  w\/ Michael Bach
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RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Yvie Oddly and co-author Michael Bach discuss their new book All About Yvie. Photo up with Book Purchase.
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The world's oddest drag artist
This book is an intimate and in-depth look into the life of Yvie Oddly, winner of season eleven of RuPaul's Drag Race. It begins with their childhood and then tells of their coming out and coming to terms with their sexuality, gender and how those things impact their journey as an artist. It then follows them through their experience on Drag Race (season 11 and All Stars, All Winners), and their rise to super stardom. It's a close glimpse into their wonderful and sometimes turbulent relationships with their friends, family, and all the people they met along their journey. And it's an exploration of Yvie's unique expression of drag as an art form.
Yvie Oddly's memoir will inspire readers as Yvie candidly shares their evolution into their current identity and learning to balance their private and public personas. Readers will follow them on a journey they will sympathize with, and many may even see themselves in their struggles.


Yvie Oddly is a revolutionary drag queen performer, rapper, and fine artist from Denver, Colorado. They captured the attention of the world when they won season 11 of RuPaul's Drag Race. In their forthcoming book All About Yvie: Into The Oddity (June 2024), the reader gets an in-depth glimpse into their childhood, their coming out and coming to terms with their sexuality and gender, and, of course, spills some Drag Race tea. New York Magazine named Oddly one of the most powerful drag queens in June 2019 because of their ability to push the boundaries of drag performance art. Following their win on Drag Race, Yvie competed on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, an all-winners season, did a residency in Vegas and continues to perform across the country. Yvie released their debut album, Drag Trap, in 2020. In addition to music videos and performances, Yvie explores what they see as a transformative power of drag by making thrift store finds into wearable art. Yvie currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with their husband, Doug Illsley.


Michael Bach is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. He is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), CCDI Consulting and Pride at Work Canada. Michael has worked professionally in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility for nearly 20 years, most recently as the founding CEO of CCDI and CCDI Consulting. Prior to taking on this role, he was the national leader for diversity, equity, and inclusion for KPMG Canada. He recently co-authored All About Yvie: Into The Oddity (June 2024), a memoir about revolutionary drag queen, Yvie Oddly, who went from being a staple on the drag scene to winning season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Michael released his first book, Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right, which became an Amazon bestseller and won countless awards, in 2020 and Alphabet Soup: The Essential Guide to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion at Work in 2022. Michael has received numerous awards for his work, including Women of Influence’s Canadian Diversity Champions, Catalyst Canada Honours Human Resources/Diversity Leader, Inspire Award as LGBTQ Person of the Year, Out on Bay Street Leaders to be Proud of LGBT Advocate Workplace Award, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council’s IS Award, and the Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award. In 2023, he was named as one of the 10 Most Influential DE&I Leaders Revamping The Future by CIO Views Magazine. Michael has a Post-graduate Certificate in Diversity Management from Cornell University and holds the Cornell Certified Diversity Professional, Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP) designation. He is originally from Toronto and now lives in Palm Springs with his husband Mike, and their two fur-babies Sasha and Pepper.


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