Sister Titania Humperpickle
Full Sister Name:
Sister Titania Humperpickle, formally pronounced ti-tey-nee-uh, but you can say tit-on-yah.
Tits or Tittie
IT, Network Operations, Programming, and anything else that involves creative expression
Date Of Birth:
Year of the Dragon, Element of Wood, and a Zodiac Taurus, all very solidly in those domains.
Salt Lake City, UT, behind the Zion Curtain, growing up Mormon, then Catholic, then Atheist, then Agnostic, and finally American Indian Shaman
Date Joined The Order:
September 16, 2003
When Did You Discover Your Calling?
In early 2003, I wanted to give back to the community in the form of volunteer work. At the time I was living in Los Angeles and was thinking of being on the board for LA Pride. My partner and I have a few friends that worked with them and it seemed a natural extension of community help. Then I met Sister Tragedy Ann and Sister Candy at the Faultline Bar in Silverlake. The Sisters just seemed like a natural extension of who I was — a bit of theater, a bit of sarcasm, a bit of shock, a bit a wit, and a whole lot of caring and joy. During the process of joining, I discovered how much our simple actions can radically change the lives of others. My most powerful moments come from working with AIDS hospice patients at the Carl Bean House.
Why Did You Become A Sister?
To give back to my community. Growing up gay was very different for me. There were no support structures or family acceptance. I like being in a position to change that and be a positive face of change for our community's acceptance.
Sponsors In The Order:
In Los Angeles, my sponsor is Sister Buffy. In San Francisco, I don't have one, but use The Mistress of Novices, Sister Gina who presided over my transition.
Major Projects In The Order:
Mr. Sister Leather 2007, Attack of the Twinkies, Play Fair! Long Beach
Goals & Aspirations:
To spread the word of the Sisters outside of our regular areas.
I've studied American Indian Shamanism for more than 14 years. It's the only spirituality that has really made sense to me because it involves improving who you are, and starting from the inside core. Buddhism has a strong appeal to me, but I don't know enough about it yet.
Sister Titania's Guidelines For Life:
Love your sexuality.
Realize you have the power to make yourself happy.
Sometimes to move forward you have to break the circle.
Perspective is everything.
Don't ever tempt a dragon to breath fire.
Experience makes us rich.
Other People's Words That I Find Instructive:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so
that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other
people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
— Authored and published by Marianne Williamson