Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
Born and raised in San Mateo, the young man who is Sister Anni Coque l'Doo went to the March on Washington in 1993 and came back inspired to become an activist. In Part 1, the third and final in our Sisters at 40 series (go back and listen to Sister Roma and Sister Mary Media if you missed them), Anni talks about her evolution as an activist. It culminated with her joining the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence a decade and a half ago.
Forty years is a long time. That the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will celebrate that milestone this weekend speaks to the charity, creativity, and sense of community that the group brings to San Francisco.
In Part 2, Sister Anni Coque l'Doo will continue the story of her work with the Sisters. When she moved to Oakland, she joined the Ducal Council of Alameda, essentially establishing the Sisters in the East Bay. She ends the episode reflecting on what it means for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as they celebrate their 40th anniversary this Sunday in Dolores Park.
Special thanks to Heather Jacks, through whom we were able to meet with and record three lovely drag nuns (if you missed our episodes with Sister Roma and Sister Mary Media, please go back and listen). Heather's book on the group, Sister Stories, comes out soon, and it's something that should be on every coffee table in The City.
We recorded this podcast at the Twin Peaks Tavern in March 2019.