“‘I’ve since learnt that my heritage is my strength’

How drag queen Lady Bushra went viral

Lady Bushra wants to represent the queer South Asian community with her comedy and wit
Covered head-to-toe in a black burka, a delicate figure stands at the door of Pot Kettle Black in Manchester’s Angel Gardens as the start of Lady Gaga’s Alice blares out from the speakers. But within seconds, the traditional garment is ripped apart to reveal an almost too-lifelike impersonation of Boris Johnson hiding beneath.The moment, with clumsy Prime Minister dancing and shenanigans included, has since gone viral on social media and, for many, served as their first introduction to South Asian drag queen and comedian Lady Bushra. But for those who know her, it’s just part of the territory when it comes to the ‘OG Bradford bad girl’.”


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