Philly Family Community Builder of the Year: Ian Morrison
The Community Builder LOVE Awards recognizes a local leader who has made a significant impact on the well-being of families in Philadelphia.
Drag Queen Storytime leaves kids with a warm feeling that whoever you are, you deserve to be that person and you deserve to be loved. As his alter ego Brittany Lynn, Ian Morrison launched Drag Queen Storytime around the city, and it has only grown in popularity– selling out crowds at the Please Touch Museum, and packing in families at Free Library events (including new Drag Queen Quizzo events for tweens, too). Morrison has also held fundraisers for Free Library of Philadelphia branches to keep programming like this and other valuable resources alive for our kids.
Drag Queen Storytimes include dress-up and uplifting stories with themes like embracing your individuality, standing up to bullies, and more. Plus, Brittany and her fabulous friends always interject tongue-in-cheek commentary to make both kids and parents alike laugh. Going to one of these events leaves kids with a warm feeling that whoever you are, you deserve to be that person and you deserve to be loved.
To keep up with Drag Queen Storytime, follow them on Facebook to learn of more events around town.
Photographs by AMC Photo Studios.