Sister Vicious Power Hungry Bitch, age 60 / California, USA



In San Francisco, it was the community that had to come up with creative ways to deal with all of this, and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are all about creativity, and social service, and social activism. And a lot of the street theater tactics that we used in the early 80s, ACT-UP came along, and Queer Nation came along at the end of the 80s and adopted those tactics. It surprises me a lot that our creativity was so groundbreaking, sometimes, you know?

What makes my life easier is having a purpose. Life, no matter who you are, is about service. If we all served each other then we would solve so many problems, and the world would be so much better. I feel like Miss America.

I just see so many of my mother’s friends, or my peers who retire and they just don’t know what to do with their life. Well, I have sisters all over the world doing the work, serving the community, and it’s not a question of what I’m going to do for the rest of my life. And do it with great creativity, and seriousness, and fun, and a multi-dimensional life. As a sister.

You’re going to live, you maybe didn’t expect to, so how are you going to find meaning in your life?