Hailing from the hills in the eastern-side of the Cascades, Bernadette Bush (Berna) grew up on the internet looking to the rainbow tinged city of the west, and under the watch of gaggles of Lesbians. After making scenes and dreaming big schemes, she gallivanted down to Portland, where she found this odd set of white-faced drag clowns. Befriending a few, she, a young professional lady of drinking joined them and elevated to Novice. After 10+ year journey through deserts, forests and liberal arts school: she is back, in Seattle, with her full-grown wimple. She is back to making scenes and dreaming big schemes.
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Spank and Tickle from Sister Paddleme’ Tooshie
I have beleaguered the Seattle Sisters with my presence for the past decade or so. I know it seems like a lifetime- -it has! My life before was dark and tortuous. For some reason Uncle Sam thought my feathered eyelashes didn’t fit under the “good order and discipline” of the United States Navy. Fine! I kept the “discipline” and went to another “order.”
I love being a servant of Seattle through the Abbey of Saint Joan. I get so much joy from talking and sharing with others. My mission has changed over the years. It has now evolved into; I want you to see you from my eyes. You are so beautiful and you deserve to make smart choices with your body.
May you be blessed with love, joy and a little mischief.
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Cover Photo Credit: Jorchi Hernández
Sister Metro arrived in Seattle in 2004 on the back of a Kosher apple truck. Armed with only a piercing sceptic glare and a nose for charlatans and snake-oil salesmen, this fresh, rosy-cheeked nun soon found her way on Capitol Hill, arriving at the Abbey of St. Joan in mid-2009. At first charming and congenial, then wise and…ummm…penetrating, she soon became part of the Abbey, ministering to the LGBT and Latino communities with quiet charm and humor.
As Prioress, she serves as the president of the Abbey, and she is also currently serving as Mistress of Novices along with other titles within the Order. This busy Nun sizes-up new recruits and instructs them with a firm but gentle hand, while leading events and ceremonies with jocular irreverence and severity.
A denizen of exotic locales that serve strong drinks, hot men, and good conversation, she’ll switch from biting humor and ribaldry to patient kindness, indulging her flock’s need for a kind word or simply an attentive and non-judgmental ear. Partial to Otters, Capybaras, and Crows, but kind to all our Mother’s creatures, she’ll be sure to share a good story with a mischievous glint in her eye and spread Sister magic wherever she goes.
Contact Sister Christiana Puregaëspella Metroform (Metro)
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