Living Your Journey with Christopher Swan
About This Show
Living Your Journey with Christopher Swan is a weekly podcast that explores how people are following their passions, purpose and living a life they love. Interviews are centered around careers, making a social impact, passionate side gigs. Our host talks to everyday people, from all walks of life, across various regions and industries. These are real conversations with real people - intimate, friendly and thought provoking. Our goal is to connect you with the people and stories that inspire you to love your life, help you realize your passions, and to discover the help to be more intentional and happy.
Most Recent Episode
Clinton Leupp (Miss Coco Peru) — The Intriguing Story Behind His Drag Icon
4 days ago
This week, the amazing storyteller and performer, Clinton Leupp, or known to the world as the celebrated drag icon, Miss Coco Peru, joins Christopher Swan on the podcast. Miss Coco has been entertaining us with comedic monologues and endearing stories for 25 years. In addition to the many original stage shows, she’s found in films including Trick, Girls Will Be Girls, and TV Series such as Will & Grace and Arrested Development. Though most recently, Miss Coco has found additional notoriety in her clever YouTube and Vine videos. Clinton has an intriguing story beyond Miss Coco — and how he followed his dream of working in entertainment. He shares how he created his own unique path (like starting Coco for the first time), challenges and highlights along the way, career advice, and much more. Key Takeaways: [2:41] What’s the ‘why’ behind Clinton and Miss Coco? — Why be a storyteller, monologist and performer? [4:19] How having the epiphany to create Miss Coco Peru brought Clinton’s passion to life. [5:59] Clinton sees drag in the theatre for the first time and knew he was going to become a modern day two-spirit. [7:31] The overwhelming yet powerful experience which, to this day, has him pushing himself through fear. [8:54] How Clinton decided to give his voice to the LGBT community so that kids would never have to go through what he went through. [10:24] Being in drag taught Clinton to be totally present and in the moment — giving rise to where his freedom, liberation and excitement lives. [12:03] Creating Coco allowed Clinton to embrace vulnerability and to express his hang-ups in a healthy way. [15:36] The early journey of promoting Coco involved a lot of hard work, dedication, word of mouth, hustling, and even spray painting the sidewalk. [21:34] Coco gets a lot of emails from young people who ask him how to become famous, but he says “It takes real work, it’s not just about being famous, you’ve got to follow the thing that you really love to do.” [27:49] Why Coco believes young girls are connecting with his YouTube videos. [30:24] Clinton’s thoughts on his journey so far, his goals and future aspirations. [3