As part of the #BeYourself campaign we aim to highlight stories that can potentially inspire and give strength to our community. The following blog is from the amazing drag queen Charity Kase, who courageously shares her story.


I have been living with HIV and on medication for around two years now. At first when I got diagnosed I felt as though it was written across my face when I looked in the mirror. It made me feel ashamed and more scared than I have ever felt before. But I am proud to say I have come a very long way in the past two years, my confidence has grown massively. Thanks to my support system of amazing friends and family members who I literally couldn’t have done it without, you know who you are.



I found my outlet. Drag, storytelling and art in general is a way for me to express my emotions and get them out of my body.