A busy hoe is a happy hoe
What we've been up to
Hello everyone! Its that time of the month again. It's Sister Story Time. Go get your favorite comfort item and lets see together what amazing stories our Sisters have lined up today. C'mon. It's Story Time
Last weekend we had the privilege of attending the MEPSI 2022 Royalty Pageant. We watched as Stephanie Six Trombones and Jaq-Xavier Qrow took the stage for the final time as the reigning King and Queen of MEPSI Pride.
While it was hot..as..hell we worked our butts off as we collected tips for all the performers and contestants. Thank you to MEPSI and SPACES for the amazing evening. Special thanks to Roxie M. Valentine for inviting us to perform a blessing. We watched many amazing performers show their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent as they graced the stage. Ultimately it was Gloria Goode and Noah Mazzaratie Steele who came away with the crowns and titles of 2022 MEPSI Royalty.
Congratulations to the amazing and talented first and second runner up: Ebonie Kcrush and Kirston Dubo. You all are truly amazing and talented artists
From all of us to all of you! Happy Non Binary Visibility Day!!!
#nonbinarypositivity #soilsistersdirtyhoes #sistersofperpetualindulgence #dontassumegender #internationalnonbinarypeopleaday
Sr Mothra Stewart emceed last night's Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center's Trivia Night fundraiser. The sell-out event held at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship was exceptionally well organized by Sandy Pensoneau-Conway, leading a team of amazing community volunteers. Sr Mothra opened the evening with a blessing, reminding attendees to hold in their hearts the difference between trivia and being petty. She fluttered her veil to keep the audience engaged while the real work of tabulating scores and distributing questions went on around her. Audience members dazzled her with their bright light when they were challenged to answer questions ranging from geography to celebrities' real names to pop culture math puzzles to song recognition and beyond. Side pieces--uh, no, "side games"--were also part of the fun, including a raffle, Skittles in a jar guessing game, and something to do with grabbing your behind for money.
After expenses, the event raised over $1780 for Rainbow Cafe, not including a generous donation of $300 to the SOIL Sisters, recognizing our contributions to their events across the year. Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center continues to thrive and grow, expanding its services to queer community in Southern Illinois and slated to move into new facilities soon.
Also present at the Trivia Night fundraiser were Sr Fagatha Hardness and Sr Gay Bitch Milkshake, although not manifested as sisters--they competed in the games as their secular selves. Sr Fagatha's team won the the trivia contest--our Abbess is hella smart and knows how to assemble a team, don't he? A person at Sr Milkshake's table won first pick at the raffle prizes, no doubt benefiting from the no-nonsense good fortune she brings to all endeavors. Neither unmanifested sister was given any special inside information or treatment by Sr Mothra, who honestly didn't recognize them out of face. Although not physically present, Sr Marjorie Arcana was there in spirit, psychically advising Sr Mothra to be kind and not to be too tawdry in a house of worship. Sr Jewnita Hug channeled their presence to the event through the lovely jewelry she gave (okay, loaned!) Sr Mothra.
Exhausted, sore but fulfilled. Today was the inaugural SOIL Sister: Hoe'n around the Lou... a monthly manifestion of spreading joy, love and happiness while doing hard work. This month we started our ministry by signing up for meal prep through Food Outreach.
Food Outreach is a non for profit organization who was established in 1988 who provide nutritional support and enhance the quality of life of men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS or cancer as well as Veterans. They are the only organization providing these services in our region. So needless to say this fit right in with our mission as Sisters both with SOIL and as a mission house of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Let me tell you that they worked Sr. Jewnita and Sr. Marjorie the ENTIRE time. They cooked cod, ribs, collard greens and black eyes peas. They prepped tortellini for pasta salad. They did all the things and when finished went out and packed up the meals for freezing and distribution...we were living our lunch lady fantasy. BY the time the last table was wiped off and mopped the lastbit of floors those Sisters were spent..but filled with joy because of what accomplish.
We can't wait to be back there in September to start our monthly service with Food Outreach
For more information about Food Outreach please visit: https://foodoutreach.org/about-us/