A busy hoe is a happy hoe
What we've been up to
Did y'all know there is a National Moth Week? Well, Sr Mothra Stewart sure did, and she's been fluttering on and on about it, lately. Calm down, grrl! You're gonna break an antennae!
Last Friday, she helped Anne "Cupcake" Townsend at the Illinois Extension paint some local species of moths for an event this week at the Cache River State Natural Area, sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension. She's also been out in her yard at night, mothing with a light and a sheet, inviting all her friends to party! Give a grrl an excuse and she will run with it!
Yesterday (Thursday, July 27), Sr Mothra Stewart was a featured guest at The Carbondale Science Center's "Moth Mania" event. She enjoyed coloring with kids and talking about the differences and similarities between moths and butterflies. When some young boys wanted to quiz her about her Godzilla and Mothra knowledge, she did not disappoint! That moth nun can flit between science and popular culture so easily. The Carbondale Science Center was excited to have her as a contributing guest and encouraged The SOIL Sisters to participate in future events.
She also appeared on this week's episode of WDBX's "Isn't It Queer" (she has inside connections!) to offer some commentary about National Moth Week and a bit of a plug for the Netflix movie, Nimona. You can hear her contribution at the 45:10 mark of this week's IIQ podcast.
So sure, yeah, moths are very on brand for our Sr Mothra Stewart. But she's also pretty big into Queer Ecology, whether she's in her manifested or mundane form. The SOIL Sisters embrace all ways to serve their community, and they cast that idea of community as something a bit bigger than merely human. The best way to get to true equity and inclusion is to accept that we live on a queer planet, y'all, and that advocacy for human diversity and biodiversity are the same mission. It's a good thing!
Sister Toggaf attended the Hangar 9 Emo Night with blessings of love, peace, and condoms (and lube)!
What did Sister Marjorie do today?
If you answered got stuck in the bathroom stall at the Machinist Hall while the man next to her was most likely horrified as he most likely saw press on nails trying to shake the stall so she could get free,
you would be half right. This time she escaped no one was traumatized by a giant clown nun trying to use the bathroom. and no press ons were in sight.
She spent her day handing out candy to as many people she could at the Toyman Toyshow and had a ton of fun doing it! She met some new folks, spread joy and was able to even see friends she already knew!
Sometimes spreading joy is handing out candy in an act of kindness with hugs and pictures!
She was even surprised when someone she met awhile ago at the same event gave her pictures of their encounter when they first met! It was super sweet!
Today was alot of fun and no glamour yetis were hurt in the making of this manifestation.