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Lost For Words

Divina De Campo

Divina De Campo is a British drag queen and singer. Most recently a finalist on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, which aired in October 2019, she’s also an established singer and has appeared on shows such as The Voice and All Together Now. The drag star has also worked with the George House Trust, a charity which supports young people who are living with HIV.

Divina lost her father-in-law after he had a stroke that was mis-diagnosed. Before moving in with Divina and her partner, he had worked as an engineer, a driver and had taught in various colleges. After being admitted to hospital, he was eventually placed on the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient, which was a controversial end-of-life care practice in the UK intended to help those with terminal illnesses die with dignity.

Davina De Campo

Everyone has their own way of dealing with things and mine is just to sit there and cry. A lot.

Davina and her father-in-law

In the UK we have such an unhealthy way of dealing with death, we don’t even really acknowledge it. I think a change in the attitude of not talking about things would help pretty much everything.