When I first heard about the SPI a few years back, I immediately started playing with name ideas. My first choice was ‘Busta Browneye,’ cause i knew- yeah, i wanted an innuendo; i’m just that kinda person. Then I remembered, I went to Catholic school- there was nothing nunish about it. I wanted something with a fluffy and comforting sound with that old-latin feel in your mouth- and yes, still an innuendo… cause, in general, you are free to fondle. My first manifest was PRIDE 2017. The perfect day to come and play with my new friends. We were every color of the rainbow, and it felt very empowering to be with the Kentucky Friend Sisters. I saw community engagement with many different people from many walks of life and that was a warm-snuggly feeling- and it was just what I expected from the experience.I saw how easy it was to open up to sisters. People wanted to talk to the ‘nuns,’ or ‘clowns,’ or whatever they saw them as that made them feel like celebrating or sharing. At a different event, I accidentally became a glow in the dark face-painter at a GLO event at Lexington’s Crossings Bar. I used some paint there, but because i was holding a paintbrush and in character- People started lining up and they allowed me creative freedom. I was three persons deep before they realized I wasn’t ACTUALLY stationed there- but it made them so happy, i was excited to play along.