Sister Tonkabelle

Since my first experience with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence almost 20 years ago, I knew that one day I would join their ranks. You see, for me they represent love and joy and they brought those two things into my life during key moments when I have needed it the most through the years.

For me being a Sister is more than just putting on a white face and going out and being silly. It is a representation – a physical manifestation – of what can happen when you let go of the fears and self-doubt that restrain you and allow yourself to be free to experience a moment, love, sex and life.

You see the Sisters exist for that purpose for me. Being one reminds me daily to not allow myself to be caged again, to be put back into a box, a label, or anything else restraining. It reminds me to put myself out there and be seen in case someone is where I used to be, waiting to break the shackles of what I was told I had or needed to be and to become what I want to be. What I was meant to be.