In promotions for Season 9 of the addictive reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, host and drag queen icon RuPaul proclaims that we need drag now more than ever. And how. In an administration that is already taking away rights from the LGBT community (to name just one of many discriminated against marginalized groups), it’s easy to feel hopeless and let down about the future of our country.
But according to RuPaul, that’s where drag comes in to save us all. The art form of drag teaches us that gender—and other petty things that divide us—is not to be taken too seriously. And as Drag Race returns for its ninth season on March 24 (this time on VH1), it’s about time we get the relief we need. Here, RuPaul explains just how drag can help fight President Trump.