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Drag Race's Elektra Fence opens up about 'role model' mum with cerebral palsy – My London

Thursday, 3 March, 2022

Drag Race's Elektra Fence opens up about 'role model' mum with cerebral palsy – My London

Elektra's parents were both born with Cerebral Palsy and defied doctors expectations

 
Elektra Fence rose to fame on the BBC'sRuPaul's Drag Race UK series three and now the drag queen is speaking out to raise awareness for cerebral palsy after being raised by disabled parents. Elektra, whose drag name comes from a viral video of her being electrocuted by a fence as a teen, spoke to MyLondon about her childhood, her mum being her 'role model' and the inspiration both her parents have given her to pursue her passions.
Julian Riley - better known by their drag stage name - is fresh off the Drag Domination nationwide tour which has seen her travel around the country and now she wants to use her platform to spread awareness of Cerebral Palsy and share her family's story.
The 30-year-old told MyLondon: "My mum was born in 1950. She was born by an emergency C-Section and my grandad was asked whether he wanted his wife or his daughter to survive - he said both. My mum was not diagnosed with cerebral palsy straight away but when she was, doctors told my grandparents that she would not amount to anything due to her disability.
Read more at: https://www.mylondon.news/news/celebs/bbc-rupauls-drag-race-elektra-23114386

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