Meet the 8-year-old gender-neutral drag queen who was inspired by RuPaul's Drag Race at 2 years old

Mill Blackburn performs fortnightly as Salt Qween. Photo: Screenshot from video.
Mill Blackburn performs fortnightly as Salt Qween. Photo: Screenshot from video.

Mill became hooked to the art of drag at just two years old after watching RuPaul's Drag Race but it wasn't until 2019 that Salt Qween took to the stage, bringing the house down. 

Shortly after Salt Qween's debut, the Drag community of Denver, Colorado in the U.S. insisted Mill become a regular. 

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Gender-neutral Mill who uses the pronouns "they" and "them" now performs fortnightly.

The shows have given Mill a taste for life in the spotlight and they now dream of being a full-time performer.

Not everyone thinks Mill's dabbling in drag is appropriate, with Mill's mother, Manige Blackburn, facing flak. But she insists the art has only been beneficial for Mill, who's confidence has skyrocketed. 

"We found a wonderful, supportive community for our kid and are just so grateful that we have this outlet to deal with everything that comes with growing up," says Manige.  

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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