On this episode, Robert & Daniel interview "The Most Photographed Nun In The World," Sister Roma. A member of the San Francisco-based organization The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Roma has been associated with the Order for twenty-eight years. During that time, she has made it her life's work to promote the Order's mission of community involvement, charity, and furthering civil rights.
During our interview with Roma, we learned about her childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She grew up in a loving family, but with very little gay culture around her. It was during a trip to San Francisco that she fell in love with the city and eventually ended up moving there for good after college. It was here that she first encountered the Sisters, as a close friend of hers was a member. Starting out as a volunteer, Roma slowly realized that social work and community involvement was her calling and, within six months, had become a full-fledged member of the Order. She adopted the iconic white-face makeup, feathers, and habit that distinguish the Sisters from all other Drag Queens. They are not Queens who just perform or are involved with the art form; they are social justice warriors in drag.
Listen to our interview to find out all about The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Sister Roma, and her ultimate fantasy, which left us speechless!!