One is the Queen of Country Music. The other is drag’s Queen of Nice. We’re talking about the legendary Dolly Parton and RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s Miss Congeniality for 2019, Nina West. Together, these two icons of fabulosity are launching the Dolly x Nina: Kindness Is Queen Collection, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the “ Jolene” singer and the drag performer and LGBTQ+ activist.
All proceeds from the Kindness Is Queen line, such as the limited edition T-shirt, tote bag, and enamel pin, will go to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a book-gifting program that promotes literacy by providing free high-quality books to children of all ages. Proceeds will also go to the Nina West Foundation, which supports organizations and services that support LGBTQIA youth and families. The collection is available now at www.ninawest.com for a limited time.
The Nina West Foundation / The Imagination Library
This collaboration between the musical icon and one of the drag community’s kindest queen ever comes on the heels of their appearance together on the Rupaul’s Drag Race season 12 finale this past May. The union of their two brands is something of a dream come true for Nina West, as she has idolized Dolly for most of her life. As kindness is something sorely lacking in the world right now, these two Queens of Kindness are here to remind you just how necessary it is at this time.
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In a statement, Nina West said “When I approached Dolly with the idea for a collaboration between the Nina West Foundation and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, I was looking for an opportunity to continue to spread my message of kindness while building on the work I’ve done through my foundation supporting youth and families. Dolly is the Ultimate Queen of Kindness and I am so thrilled that she agreed to this collaboration! We both want to spread the message that Kindness is Queen and that being kind is something that is desperately needed in our world right now!”
For more information on this initiative and how to help, be sure to head on over to The Nina West Foundation website.
Featured Image: Dolly Parton.com / World of Wonder