I want you to imagine just for a moment a Nun. Now I want you to imagine an order of Nuns that knows no gender, embraces all spiritual affiliations, and whose practices included service, education, activism, entertainment, and ministry. Guess we’re not talking about your normal Nunnery now are we? No we’re not!
Today we explore perpetual indulgence. Specifically, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with our guest Sister Aria Inyette from the Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. But just what and who are they? They are the sacred clowns of our community, taking a stand on the edge of what society defines as “normal” so that those who walk beside them are closer to the center of the tent of inclusion. From male to female, transgender to intersex, straight to gay/lesbian to bisexual to queer to questioning – the Sisters are here to welcome you. They don’t’ care if you prefer wearing suits or dresses, leather or lace, nothing at all, or that you enjoy baking or boxing, kitsch or kink. All are welcome as long as you live your life in any way that brings you the most amount of satisfaction and joy, without guilt or shame, so long as you do no harm to no one.
It’s time to indulge!
- Discover what she believes to be true about chaos
- Learn what to do when it doesn’t fit in your mouth
- Words are a powerful presence
- Her superhero probably won’t surprise you
- Being sex positive leads to this
About Sister Aria Inyette
Aria was first born a little Gemini lad in the year of the snake. Aria was born again from a cloud of glitter and sparkle in the living room of charming on-lookers. They strapped a brown sack schemata on me and the process began!
Aria’s family tree includes her Mother – Sister Sandra Musique. She was the cyst popped from her liver, her very glittery liver. Her big sister is – Sister Shiny Brite – are we seeing a pattern as to why she loves sparkles so much? Her daughters and little sisters – as her name suggests, she does not know if they are inside, but maybe one day I will notice if one falls out. That is a BIG maybe.
Aria’s Ministry of Perpetual Indulgence:
A very wise sister once detailed to me, “Darling! People are born perfect, just the way they should be. Guilt is this silly thing they learn along the way.” That struck me in such a way, it tickled my whole being. So many individuals need to be reminded that they are wonderful and beautiful the way they are and that they need to love themselves. Let go of the guilt and love.
That being said, I am a registered nurse in her secular life, public health is a pure passion of mine. The LGBTQ community has been plagued with so many stigmas related to sex and intimacy, I want to generate conversation with everyone to find out what makes us tick, spread some knowledge, and make decisions that best work for ourselves.
Three tenets by which I hope to serve my community:
Tenet 1. Awareness/ Intuition – As a registered nurse, I carry a certain awareness for my patients and can sense “troubled waters.” I want to give that same sort of comfort and protection for my community as a sister.
Tenet 2. Education – I am fully dedicated to educating the public about health and resources they can utilize to promote their health. I will never stop learning and I will never stop spreading knowledge. As they say, “Knowledge is power.”
Tenet 3. Positivity – How can one dressed as a fabulous drag queen clown nun not be positive? The joy the Sisters can bring is remarkable and awing. I wish to bring nothing but light to those around me.
Some Ideals I have in my back pocket: Generosity, growth, perseverance, acceptance, humor
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