31 episodes

Two Spirit Tea is a new show unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s wide range of perspectives from Pride, indigenous beliefs, and two-spirited souls will provide discussions with depth and entertainment. Two Spirit Tea uses an array of knowledge and experiences to put forth a powerful voice on pop culture and current events.About The HostsElla Lamoureux/Dustin Dufault Ella Lamoureux and Dustin Dufault, one in the same yet boldly different, is the staring host for Two Spirit Tea.Dustin Dufault is a two-spirited person from the Yukon Territory. A proud Kaska Dena First Nations individual. Growing up in small northern towns he’s had to suppress her individuality and learn to express himself in a multitude of alternative ways. Art and performing were her outlets. Learning to love the journey was the first step in their happiness. Dustin became enamoured with Drag and later developed her drag personality Ella Lamoureux. Expressing himself in an extreme feminine way taught him that femininity is not to be avoided but embraced. Through drag she’s realized that Dustin and Ella are not separate people but one person. Just shown with a different light. Growing up fabulous in the North has many tough lessons but s/he would not be the person they are today without those lessons.Simma Downe aka Mitchel BowersSimma Downe aka Mitchel Bowers grew up in a small rural town in central Ontario. Growing up he was taught many traditional Métis teachings. Being in small town with the pressures of colonialism and Christianity, they struggled to embrace their femininity and queer identity. Suppressing this side of himself lead to a lot of anger and self loathing. The journey to self acceptance was a long one but after moving to Halifax they were introduced to drag. Combining the arts and embracing femininity lead to a world of self discovery. It was through Simma that Mitchel started to question the colonial views that were projected on him and learned to embrace her 2 spirit identity. Performing in drag for 5 years now they have one numerous awards including Fort McMurray's Top 50 Under 50, Excellence in Arts Award and two Pride YMM Leadership awards.

Two Spirit Tea Simma Downe and Ella L’Amoureux

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Two Spirit Tea is a new show unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s wide range of perspectives from Pride, indigenous beliefs, and two-spirited souls will provide discussions with depth and entertainment. Two Spirit Tea uses an array of knowledge and experiences to put forth a powerful voice on pop culture and current events.About The HostsElla Lamoureux/Dustin Dufault Ella Lamoureux and Dustin Dufault, one in the same yet boldly different, is the staring host for Two Spirit Tea.Dustin Dufault is a two-spirited person from the Yukon Territory. A proud Kaska Dena First Nations individual. Growing up in small northern towns he’s had to suppress her individuality and learn to express himself in a multitude of alternative ways. Art and performing were her outlets. Learning to love the journey was the first step in their happiness. Dustin became enamoured with Drag and later developed her drag personality Ella Lamoureux. Expressing himself in an extreme feminine way taught him that femininity is not to be avoided but embraced. Through drag she’s realized that Dustin and Ella are not separate people but one person. Just shown with a different light. Growing up fabulous in the North has many tough lessons but s/he would not be the person they are today without those lessons.Simma Downe aka Mitchel BowersSimma Downe aka Mitchel Bowers grew up in a small rural town in central Ontario. Growing up he was taught many traditional Métis teachings. Being in small town with the pressures of colonialism and Christianity, they struggled to embrace their femininity and queer identity. Suppressing this side of himself lead to a lot of anger and self loathing. The journey to self acceptance was a long one but after moving to Halifax they were introduced to drag. Combining the arts and embracing femininity lead to a world of self discovery. It was through Simma that Mitchel started to question the colonial views that were projected on him and learned to embrace her 2 spirit identity. Performing in drag for 5 years now they have one numerous awards including Fort McMurray's Top 50 Under 50, Excellence in Arts Award and two Pride YMM Leadership awards.

    Cultural Identity with Jes Croucher

    Cultural Identity with Jes Croucher

    Ella and Simma are joined by special guest Jes Croucher; Vice President and Director of First Nations at Arts Council Wood Buffalo. They talk about their relationship to their cultures and their identities. Jes shares traditional stories and wisdom. 
    About Two Spirit Tea
    Two Spirit Tea is a weekly talk show hosted by two spirit people; Ella Lamoureux and Simma Downe. With a focus on popular culture and current events, the show takes the day’s biggest topics and examines them from a queer, indigenous, and two spirit perspective. Join them weekly as they discuss everything from why Ella was the first voted off of Call Me Mother, to what it really means to them to identify as two spirit. 
    About The Hosts
    Ella Lamoureux/Dustin Dufault (she/they/ze/he)
    Ella Lamoureux and Dustin Dufault, one in the same yet boldly different, is the starring host for Basically Ella and co-host on Two Spirit Tea.


    Ella Lamoureux is one of the founding performers of the Kelowna drag scene. From Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar drag competition, Embodiment, #2muffs1collr, to recent star on Call Me Mother, Ella has carved out her place as one of the most influential and stunning drag performers in Kelowna. A makeup artist by trade, Ella will eternally tease you with her beauty. But, watch out if you displease her — that tongue is quick and sharper than you think! She’s generally “as sweet as cherry pie” and she brings so much love and joy to the community. A true charmer, Ella Lamoureux is Kelowna’s Sweetheart.
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    Simma Downe/Mitchel Bowers (she/they/he)
    Simma Downe, aka Mitchel Bowers, grew up in a small rural town in central Ontario. AS A child, he was taught many traditional Métis teachings. Being raised in a small town with the pressures of colonialism and Christianity left them struggling to embrace their femininity and queer identity, which led to a lot of anger and self loathing. After moving to Halifax, they were introduced to Drag, which kickstarted her journey to self acceptance. Through the combination of arts and femininity, and through Simma, Mitchel started to question the colonial views that were projected on him and learned to embrace her two spirit identity. Now having performed drag for more than 5 years, she’s won multiple awards, including Fort McMurray's Top 50 Under 50, Excellence in Arts Award, and two Pride YMM Leadership awards.
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    • 49 min
    Mental Health

    Mental Health

    Ella and Simma discuss the efficacy of banning companies at pride celebrations, things that stress out their mental health, and ultimately how they cultivate positive mental health through it all.

    About Two Spirit Tea
    Two Spirit Tea is a weekly talk show hosted by two spirit people; Ella Lamoureux and Simma Downe. With a focus on popular culture and current events, the show takes the day’s biggest topics and examines them from a queer, indigenous, and two spirit perspective. Join them weekly as they discuss everything from why Ella was the first voted off of Call Me Mother, to what it really means to them to identify as two spirit. 
    About The Hosts
    Ella Lamoureux/Dustin Dufault (she/they/ze/he)
    Ella Lamoureux and Dustin Dufault, one in the same yet boldly different, is the starring host for Basically Ella and co-host on Two Spirit Tea.
    Ella Lamoureux is one of the founding performers of the Kelowna drag scene. From Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar drag competition, Embodiment, #2muffs1collr, to recent star on Call Me Mother, Ella has carved out her place as one of the most influential and stunning drag performers in Kelowna. A makeup artist by trade, Ella will eternally tease you with her beauty. But, watch out if you displease her — that tongue is quick and sharper than you think! She’s generally “as sweet as cherry pie” and she brings so much love and joy to the community. A true charmer, Ella Lamoureux is Kelowna’s Sweetheart.
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    Simma Downe/Mitchel Bowers (she/they/he)
    Simma Downe, aka Mitchel Bowers, grew up in a small rural town in central Ontario. AS A child, he was taught many traditional Métis teachings. Being raised in a small town with the pressures of colonialism and Christianity left them struggling to embrace their femininity and queer identity, which led to a lot of anger and self loathing. After moving to Halifax, they were introduced to Drag, which kickstarted her journey to self acceptance. Through the combination of arts and femininity, and through Simma, Mitchel started to question the colonial views that were projected on him and learned to embrace her two spirit identity. Now having performed drag for more than 5 years, she’s won multiple awards, including Fort McMurray's Top 50 Under 50, Excellence in Arts Award, and two Pride YMM Leadership awards.
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    • 46 min
    Creation Stories

    Creation Stories

    Where did we come from? How did we come to be? Ella and Simma share and discuss different creation stories.

    About Two Spirit Tea
    Two Spirit Tea is a weekly talk show hosted by two spirit people; Ella Lamoureux and Simma Downe. With a focus on popular culture and current events, the show takes the day’s biggest topics and examines them from a queer, indigenous, and two spirit perspective. Join them weekly as they discuss everything from why Ella was the first voted off of Call Me Mother, to what it really means to them to identify as two spirit. 
    About The Hosts
    Ella Lamoureux/Dustin Dufault (she/they/ze/he)
    Ella Lamoureux and Dustin Dufault, one in the same yet boldly different, is the starring host for Basically Ella and co-host on Two Spirit Tea.
    Ella Lamoureux is one of the founding performers of the Kelowna drag scene. From Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar drag competition, Embodiment, #2muffs1collr, to recent star on Call Me Mother, Ella has carved out her place as one of the most influential and stunning drag performers in Kelowna. A makeup artist by trade, Ella will eternally tease you with her beauty. But, watch out if you displease her — that tongue is quick and sharper than you think! She’s generally “as sweet as cherry pie” and she brings so much love and joy to the community. A true charmer, Ella Lamoureux is Kelowna’s Sweetheart.
    FacebookInstagramSimma Downe/Mitchel Bowers (she/they/he)
    Simma Downe, aka Mitchel Bowers, grew up in a small rural town in central Ontario. AS A child, he was taught many traditional Métis teachings. Being raised in a small town with the pressures of colonialism and Christianity left them struggling to embrace their femininity and queer identity, which led to a lot of anger and self loathing. After moving to Halifax, they were introduced to Drag, which kickstarted her journey to self acceptance. Through the combination of arts and femininity, and through Simma, Mitchel started to question the colonial views that were projected on him and learned to embrace her two spirit identity. Now having performed drag for more than 5 years, she’s won multiple awards, including Fort McMurray's Top 50 Under 50, Excellence in Arts Award, and two Pride YMM Leadership awards.
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    • 48 min
    Land Acknowledgments - with Guest Toddy!

    Land Acknowledgments - with Guest Toddy!

    Ella and Simma are joined by Call Me Mother winner Toddy to chat land acknowledgements, performative activism, and plans for pride. Ella and Simma share the tradition of smudging.

    • 48 min
    DragCon!

    DragCon!

    In this episode Simma recaps her trip to LA and everything DragCon. 

    Today's traditional teaching is How are you?

    Simma is sorry for coughing, one day she will edit them out.

    • 48 min
    We're Back

    We're Back

    Welcome back to Season 3 of Two Spirit Tea! In this first episode, Ella and Simma are excited to catch you up on everything they’ve been up to between seasons, including some exciting projects in the works.
    About Two Spirit Tea
    Two Spirit Tea is a weekly talk show hosted by two spirit people; Ella Lamoureux and Simma Downe. With a focus on popular culture and current events, the show takes the day’s biggest topics and examines them from a queer, indigenous, and two spirit perspective. Join them weekly as they discuss everything from why Ella was the first voted off of Call Me Mother, to what it really means to them to identify as two spirit. 
    About The Hosts
    Ella Lamoureux/Dustin Dufault (she/they/ze/he)
    Ella Lamoureux and Dustin Dufault, one in the same yet boldly different, is the starring host for Basically Ella and co-host on Two Spirit Tea.
    Ella Lamoureux is one of the founding performers of the Kelowna drag scene. From Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar drag competition, Embodiment, #2muffs1collr, to recent star on Call Me Mother, Ella has carved out her place as one of the most influential and stunning drag performers in Kelowna. A makeup artist by trade, Ella will eternally tease you with her beauty. But, watch out if you displease her — that tongue is quick and sharper than you think! She’s generally “as sweet as cherry pie” and she brings so much love and joy to the community. A true charmer, Ella Lamoureux is Kelowna’s Sweetheart.


    Simma Downe/Mitchel Bowers (she/they/he)
    Simma Downe, aka Mitchel Bowers, grew up in a small rural town in central Ontario. As a child, he was taught many traditional Métis teachings. Being raised in a small town with the pressures of colonialism and Christianity left them struggling to embrace their femininity and queer identity, which led to a lot of anger and self loathing. After moving to Halifax, they were introduced to Drag, which kickstarted her journey to self acceptance. Through the combination of arts and femininity, and through Simma, Mitchel started to question the colonial views that were projected on him and learned to embrace her two spirit identity. Now having performed drag for more than 5 years, she’s won multiple awards, including Fort McMurray's Top 50 Under 50, Excellence in Arts Award, and two Pride YMM Leadership awards.

    • 49 min

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