My name is AJ Menendez, Master Male Illusionist, well that’s my name when I’m in drag…out of drag, I’m “Brooklyn” I’m a recovering alcoholic / addict and have been sober since July 18, 2010
For more than half my life I was a binge drinking, black out drunk who didn’t see any of it or my bad behavior as a problem. After all, I wasn’t hurting anyone……Yeah right. Truth be told, I was a walking tornado, destroying everyone and everything in my path. I didn’t believe I could possibly be an alcoholic / addict because I didn’t drink or use every day. I had a very distinctive image in my head as to what an alcoholic / addict looked like, and I wasn’t it…or so I thought.
I hit my bottom when someone video taped my last binge. It was like watching Jekyll & Hyde meets Sybil. It was heart wrenching to watch. To say it was disturbing would be a HUGE understatement. All the denial I had went right out the window and I did what I had to do to get clean and sober…
Today I travel all over the country performing in clubs and it doesn’t phase me. I hold several titles including an international one. Today I have an actual “Life” and am no longer just “Existing” Today I am truly happy, joyous and free. Today I don’t need to look for answers in the bottom of a bottle. My worst day sober is a thousand times better than my best day drunk. I’m here to share my experience, strength and hope with you. If you have questions, ask….concerns, speak. Don’t be shy, I’m not. I look forward to hearing from you.
AJ Menendez, Master Male Illusionist