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Sisters Act: Meet the D.C. order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

They're here, they're queer, and D.C. is getting used to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and their "drag activism"

Novice Sister Tiny Bubbles -- Photo by Julian Vankim
Novice Sister Tiny Bubbles — Photography by Julian Vankim


Novice Sister Tiny Bubbles

“The only thing I take seriously is my nails, so if I can bring a smile to your face, a chuckle to your heart and you can bring me a doughnut, I have done my job.”

What inspired you to join?

“The Sisters offer me an outlet where I can do my drag the way I want, and be an active member of the gay community. They allow me the freedom to explore who I am and hone the skills I have so I can become a better person and offer out the best of me.”

Have you ever been involved in drag before?

“After college I dabbled in drag but I didn’t like having to shave (face, chest, arms, pits, back. Get me a weed whacker!). And the tuck — this gurl was not meant to tuck. I put my drag persona away for a few years but every once in a while I would pull out the heels to vacuum. A little while later Novice Sister Queen mentioned SPI and the rest is a glittery release.”

Have you ever been involved in activism before?

“No, prior to this I didn’t find activism to be my calling. To be honest, I still don’t. I find my best way of connecting with people is through laughter and lightheartedness.”

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