Content Rating: PG: Parental Guidance – Parental guidance is suggested for designated age range (7-13 yrs); some material may not be suitable for all children due to coarse language.
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 3rd at 6:30 PM (PST)
Names: Ella/Dustin & Simma/Mitchel
Title: Two Spirit Tea
Topic: Indigenous Art
Ella and Simma discuss their own artistic outlets and traditional Indigenous Art as well as how art is a modem of healing and connection. Tune in for Episode 8, LIVE Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 @ 6:30 PM (PST) on Unicorns.LIVE!
Pricing: Two Spirit Tea is available live for all Super Unicorn subscribers, and is available on demand 48-hours after the live show; non subscribers can purchase individual episodes for $3.99+GST.
About Two Spirit Tea
Two Spirit Tea is a new show unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s wide range of perspectives from Pride, Indigenous beliefs, and two-spirited souls will provide discussions with depth and entertainment. Two Spirit Tea uses an array of knowledge and experiences to put forth a powerful voice on pop culture and current events.
About The Hosts
Ella Lamoureux/Dustin Dufault
Ella Lamoureux and Dustin Dufault, one in the same yet boldly different, is the starring host for Two Spirit Tea.
Dustin Dufault is a two-spirited person from the Yukon Territory. A proud Kaska Dena First Nations individual. Growing up in small northern towns he’s had to suppress her individuality and learn to express himself in a multitude of alternative ways. Art and performing were her outlets. Learning to love the journey was the first step in their happiness. Dustin became enamoured with Drag and later developed her drag personality
Ella Lamoureux. Expressing himself in an extreme feminine way taught him that femininity is not to be avoided but embraced. Through drag she’s realized that Dustin and Ella are not separate people but one person. Just shown with a different light. Growing up fabulous in the North has many tough lessons but s/he would not be the person they are today without those lessons.
Simma Downe/Mitchel Bowers
Simma Downe aka Mitchel Bowers grew up in a small rural town in central Ontario. Growing up he was taught many traditional Métis teachings. Being in small town with the pressures of colonialism and Christianity, they struggled to embrace their femininity and queer identity. Suppressing this side of himself lead to a lot of anger and self loathing. The journey to self acceptance was a long one but after moving to Halifax they were introduced to drag. Combining the arts and embracing femininity lead to a world of self discovery. It was through Simma that Mitchel started to question the colonial views that were projected on him and learned to embrace her 2 spirit identity. Performing in drag for 5 years now they have one numerous awards including Fort McMurray's Top 50 Under 50, Excellence in Arts Award and two Pride YMM Leadership awards.