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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"

Senior Novice Sister Joy! Totheworld -- Photo by Julian Vankim
Senior Novice Sister Joy! Totheworld — Photography by Julian Vankim


Senior Novice Sister Joy! Totheworld

“I have a loving and joyful heart, and I try to spread warmth and magic in all of my encounters. Come and say hi!”

What inspired you to join?

“I see the Sisters’ commitment to ‘raising fun, raising funds, and raising hell’ as a way to promote social justice, raise consciousness, and give back to the community.”

Have you ever been involved in activism before?

“I have been involved in safer sex education and HIV prevention work since the early 1990s.”

What’s your catchphrase?

“Everyone needs a little joy in their life!”


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