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J. Clapp

Social justice educator and performer

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Justin Clapp, affectionately known as J. Clapp, has been doing drag for a relatively short amount of time. In only four years, Vivica C. Coxx (J. Clapp's stage name) has risen to prominence in the Triangle queer community and beyond. Having recently emceed for Sylvan Esso at Shakori Hills and hosted the NC Comicon Guardians of the Gala Cosplay Prom, Vivica does not fit easily into the nightclub box. Her work centers around erudition and social justice with a focus on helping up-and-coming drag artists grow into their own. As the matriarch of the House of Coxx, Vivica mentors 10 other performers across the U.S., some of whom refer to her as Gigi because she is their grandmother, but Vivica is still coming to terms with that.

During the day, J. Clapp is the Director of the Office of Access and Outreach and Director of the David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program at Duke University.