It was an unintentional cliche initially however, she has since abided by it.
Joshua Allen Eads, who is known as his stage name Ginger Minj and acts as drag queen who has grown accustomed to listening other people take her down. Minj 37, says to Health, “You know, I go out on the road, I hit the stage, and everybody’s boosting me up, giving me all of that energy.”
It took her a while before she could figure out the best way she could provide herself with the same type of support. “When I come home and look in the mirror, there’s nobody else but myself to motivate me,” the RuPaul’s Drag Race participant adds. “I didn’t believe I’d be able to do it for a long time.”
Minj finally discovered how powerful self-love can be. “The more you look in the mirror and identify the qualities about yourself that are exceptional and great, the more you will be able to become your biggest cheerleader,” Minj says. Minj of whose latest albumDouble Wide Diva, Double Wide Diva, is available now.
Minj’s personal motto has been “You have to be your own biggest cheerleader,” that she learned from this experience in self-love, confidence and self-esteem. The phrase was initially thought by Minj to be was a cliché. “I don’t recall hearing this from anyone in particular, but I believe I’ve heard it from everyone,” she claims. “There’s a phrase that goes, ‘You can’t love someone until you love yourself.'”
She is now aware of the strength which comes from accepting herself. “It’s one of those things we hear so often that we don’t take it seriously,” she elaborates. “However, when we are confronted with that circumstance, we understand how much truth there is in it.” Below is a video of Minj talking about her catchy slogan.