Sister Hera Sees Candy
When Did You Discover Your Calling?
There was a synchronicity of events. I was finishing my dissertation on spirituality and sexuality. I
learned about sacred queer functionaries in indigenous societies and sacred clowns. I was inspired to
restart my drag life because of this. Then my husband took me to my first Easter in the park and I saw
the Sisters for the first time. I knew then that this was the path I would take.
Why did you choose the mama you did?
Sister Mary Timothy was the first Sister I met in person. She had been a long term friend of my husband.
After that meeting, I had a dream that she was my Sister Mother. When we ran into one another again, I
told her. She shared with me that she had also dreamt about me.
Major Projects in the Order
Chair - Project Nunway 11: Sanctuary
Chair - Project Nunway 9 to 5: Work - Bay Area Reporter "Bestie" for Best Unusual Nightlife Event
Chair - Project Nunway 8: SINFINITY
Dia de los Muertos lead altarist - 2013-2017
Mistress of PRIDES - 2016-2017
Board Vice Chair - 2017
Board Member - 2016-2017
I like to facilitate experiences of joy. This includes creating spaces and opportunities to experience joy,
and it also includes dismantling spaces and systems that keep people from joy.
What “is” Sister Hera in a nutshell”?
Someone who will likely tell you the truth, even one you may not want to hear.
Is there anything else you want the curious to know?
Sisters, myself included, are regular people behind our makeup. Don’t put us on pedestals.