Be yourself, be happy. That's Scarlet's motto, and much like her performances and attitude, it's a motto that radiates positivity and embracing yourself!
"A typical day as a drag queen usually involves about 3 hours getting ready before a show", Scarlet tells me. "Apart from that there is no such thing as a typical day!"
"I love getting involved in a wide variety of shows, so usually will involve a lot of rehearsal for different events including dancing, storytelling, recording, singing or anything really!"
It's true - Scarlet has really been involved in a little bit of everything. From recording a track that made the charts with Aria Welsh, winner of Miss Transgender UK 2019, to very recently participating in AK Bell's Drag Queen Storytime, Scarlet is always working on her next creative project.
We loved getting an insight into her day to day, and we hope you will too!
Tell us about a memorable moment that has happened to you at work?
A truly memorable day at work has to be being apart of the first Perthshire Pride. It was made a truly memorable day as it was amazing for Perth and such a great atmosphere. My favourite moment has to be being lifted by the Perth fire brigade.
What signals the start of your days off?
My days off always start with a nice long sleep in and a bath! They usually begin nice and relaxing, and end with a good old fashioned night out!
What might people be surprised to know about you?
I used to guitar play in a brit pop band when I was younger! I know it’s pretty odd considering what I do now is literally the total opposite, but we used to play a lot of gigs thinking we were Oasis and supported some pretty decent sized bands.
What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
I’d say the worst job I’ve ever had was in McDonald’s! It was good fun at times, but the worst moment was the 2 hours in the middle of the day when there were no customers and they would just play pan flute music on repeat.
Tell us about the day you’d love to live again?
There was one incredible moment at a show recently! I remember after a show, another drag queen took me aside and told me that after hearing one of my songs, it inspired them to become a drag queen! Not going to lie, I almost cried! It was that moment I realised that I had made someone feel more accepted, and even in a small way had made a difference. I could live that moment over and over again!
I realised that I had made someone feel more accepted, and even in a small way, had made a difference.What’s the best part about your job?
Meeting a whole variety of people, and the complete randomness of the job is what makes it so special! You could be performing songs in a club one minute, next playing acoustic guitar set next, or even doing a drag queen story time!
Complete this sentence; the best things in life are….
Unexpected, beautiful and incredible.
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