I started my journey with The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in 2007 as many do – seeing the good work they do, the joy and positive energy they spread, and all the wonderful progressive non-profits they raise funds for.
It did not take me long to see how significant, deep, and profound the impact the Sisters have on the community. There really is ‘magic in the mask’ that is our tradition of wearing whiteface. It seems it both allows the public to interact with us in a way that is far more familiar, personal, and intimate than if we were just out as our secular-selves.
The stories, trials, successes, and tribulations people have shared with me have transformed how I look at myself, our community, and the work we do. People just cannot get enough of being loved on and adored – that is a big part of what I try to do as a Sister. It seems no matter how much I give out it comes back to me tenfold. If only we could all be more giving to each other, imagine the impact it would have!
Love and blessings, Sister Anna Waywego