RuPaul from "RuPaul's Drag Race" credits his mother with his ability to be a self-starter and independent.
"When it comes down to my ability to be a self-starter and to depend on myself, it comes from my mother. My mother was very punk rock before there was such a thing. She had been in a marriage that didn't work and regretted making earlier choices. She stressed to us kids...don't depend on other people, you have to be self-sufficient. And you have to be willing and able to be alone," he says.