The brave Iowa mom shows up at a school board meeting dressed as a drag performer to prove her point

An Iowa mom and activist made a statement at a school board meeting demanding answers about a drag performance put on at the school while dressed like the drag performer.

Kimberly Reicks, a self-proclaimed “accidental activist,” appeared at Monday night’s Ankeny School Board meeting and urged the board to apologize and pass a resolution “to ensure this doesn’t happen again on school grounds.”

In May, Ankeny High School’s Gay Straight Alliance held an after-school drag performance as part of a year-end meeting. The club invited drag performers from the Iowa Youth Parade Pageant to come and put on a show. School officials said the event was not sanctioned and organizers failed to follow protocol in response to controversy after video of the grossly inappropriate performance went viral on social media.

Reicks caused a stir Monday night when he attended the school board meeting wearing a revealing leotard similar to that of the drag performer to highlight the inappropriateness of the performance.

“Where’s the transparency there?” Reicks asked about public statements the Des Moines Register. “How are we going to trust you – the board members – to do what’s right for us parents and make sure the kids know what’s right?”

Standing next to Reicks was another Freedom Over Fear activist, who held up a sign with pictures of the drag performer, which asked, “Is it appropriate for an exotic dancer to seduce the kids in our public schools?”

As she spoke, Reicks stepped back from the podium and removed her jacket and sweatpants to reveal the same outfit worn by the drag performer.

“I want to know: Does this outfit make you turn your head?” she demanded from the board and the audience. “Is this outfit suitable for anyone here?”

“Because if that makes your head spin, if that makes you p…then it should. Because this guy came to our school wearing the exact same thing,” she added, before a board member cut her off and she solicited her comments to keep the board aligned.

Reicks turned back to the board and said she was “embarrassed to stand here with the outfit I have today. I want to prove that this outfit should never be accepted in our school.”

Reicks is the founder of Iowa Mama Bears, an organization opposed to COVID-19 mandates and LGBT indoctrination in schools. She has previously challenged the school district’s masking guidelines and filed a lawsuit alleging officers retaliated against her. Her case was appealed to the Iowa State Supreme Court.

She was present with Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) when the governor signed into law legislation banning mask mandates in schools, cities and counties in Iowa. The brave Iowa mom shows up at a school board meeting dressed as a drag performer to prove her point

Laura Coffey

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