Of course a drag queen makes math fun and fabulous! With kids at home doing virtual school during the pandemic, many parents were searching for ways to make math fun. We may not have been great at it, but Kyne, a “drag queen math communicator” sure is. Parents mag recently told us about Kyne, who started her drag career while she was a Mathematical Finance student at the University of Waterloo in Canada and appearing on the show “Canada’s Drag Race.” And she came up with the idea to combine her love of math and drag when we were all stuck at home thanks to the pandemic.
Kyne started posting videos that make math fun and fabulous on TikTok, where they’ve exploded in popularity. She’s decked out in full glam, with bright makeup and wigs while she explains real-world applications of math and shares math riddles with her millions of viewers. She manages to make them both educational and entertaining, which isn’t always easy with math.
“The way I present it on TikTok is, number one, that math is interesting,” Kyne says. “That math is fun.” And for her, representation matters. “Representation in STEM is very important to me because I want young queer kids to see that you can be whatever you want to be,” she explains. “If we can see ourselves represented we can see that there is no one way to be a mathematician.”