The finale of Dancing with the Stars: Australia just aired. I haven’t seen the show but I know of one of its contestants this season, a very special Miss Courtney Act aka Shane Gilberto Jenek, by way of another hit TV show Rupaul’s Drag Race, which I have watched for years.
Courtney has already built up a strong and profound history of advocacy and education. Here is a clip of her being ya best pal and explaining some fundamentals:
You seeing this? Accessible, fun, intelligent and warm, and that is just a glimpse.
What I really want to bring up here, though, is one of her post performance interviews on the show Dancing with the Stars (AU).
"Whatever benefit you think you're getting from minimising a part of yourself, you have no idea how beautiful it is on the other side when you shine a light on that dark place" @courtneyact PREACH #DWTSau pic.twitter.com/mOoD1Gz4HE
— Dancing With The Stars Australia (@DancingOn10) March 4, 2019
So, again, and the whole thing, because it so bears repeating:
“You remember those times when you’re living in shame or you’re hiding something about yourself that you think you should be ashamed of and I guess it’s just a message of whatever benefit you think you’re receiving from minimizing a part of yourself, you have no idea how wonderful it is on the other side when you shine a light on that dark place and you live it.”