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Sister Wanda Wu Mein of the Blessed Bento Box

Mother Abbess/Chair, Co-Sexytary

 

Favorite Colours: Power Ranger Pink, Amazon Gold    Favorite Symbol: Fan

Favorite Blessing: “May your sparkle always shine bright”

Favorite Sister Song: "I Am What I Am" by Shirley Bassey

Founding Member

Fully Professed on July 3, 2016

Sister Wanda was born and raised in Toronto in a Roman Catholic household. She volunteered at her local church and became such a model parishioner that the congregation thought one day she would take her vows but it was not to be. Wanda learned who she really was and that she belonged to a different church: Church and Wellesley. But the journey to this enlightenment was not an easy one for Wanda - she had to endure many years of bullying by her classmates for being "different" along the way. It was from those years of struggle, she realized she wanted to help others in her own way and found her calling in social work, working with youth and adults suffering through homelessness, addiction, poverty and physical as well as mental health issues. She has come full circle, taking her vows with the Toronto Sisters and ministering to those in need.

 

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Thoughts on her symbol: "My symbol is the fan. Throughout history and throughout the world, the fan has been used by a wide variety of people including actors, dancers, entertainers, priests, warriors, nobility, and royalty. The purposes of the fan has also been diverse – a toy, an accessory, an implement to cool oneself down, an instrument in ceremonies and performances. For me personally, the fan represents both my Asian heritage (where much of the fan's history takes place), and how something or someone can be multi-faceted and practical, but still incorporate fun, flamboyance, and flare."

 

In her spare time (whenever she has it), Wanda does what she can to have fun from taking naughty photos of community members, dressing in outlandish outfit and making people laugh and smile. She also has a penchant for blowing flutes, oboes, and any other "instruments" whenever possible.

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Novice Holly was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario before moving to the city of Vaughan as a child. Bullied at a young age, Holly was enrolled in martial arts by 5 years old and has been a practitioner ever since. It was a decision that changed her life, and shaped her into the young nun she’s proud to be today. Nurturing her love for teaching, Holly has instructed students of all ages, from tots to adults, and cannot imagine a life without her passion. As of 2016, she acquired a bachelor of design, with a major in illustration.

 

Thoughts on her favorite symbol: "My symbol of choice is the frog whose life is an allegory for immense change, transformation, and adaptability. The frog reminds me to remain grounded, leap fearlessly, and reach far."


In her spare time, Holly writes music, sings, sculpts, and crafts naughty toys and fetish wear. A lover of all things creative, it is her goal to use her gifts to be a force for good in the world.
 

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Novice Sister Holly Molly of the Jolly Trolley

Member on Sabbatical

 

Favorite Colour: Blue    Favorite Symbol: Frog

Favorite Blessing: “May you see beauty in the ugly, share your passion with the world, and find peace in the toughest of times.”

Favorite Sister Song: "Sisters are Doing it for Themselves" by the Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin

Founding Member

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Brother Bear Hugger of the Big Blue Box

Vice Chair, Co-Master of the Purse/Co-Treasurer, Vicar of the Vestments

 

Favorite Colour: TARDIS Blue    Favorite Symbol: Bear

Favorite Blessing: “Peace and love”

Favorite Sister Song: "Get Here" by Oleta Adams

Founding Member 

Fully Professed on August 14, 2017

Sister Twisted Fister of the Holey Christco

Member on Sabbatical

 

Favorite Colour: Ruby Slipper Red    Favorite Symbol: Heart

Favorite Blessing: “Kink be with you”

Favorite Sister Song: "Hey Now (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun)" by Cyndi Lauper

Founding Member - Fully Professed on May 7, 2016

Sister Twisted is a native of Niagara Ontario where she grew up in the fashion wastelands of the 1970’s and 80’s. She first became aware of the Sisters with a brief glimpse of roller-skating nuns in the television adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City and knew her life would never be the same (also in part as a result of witnessing Billy Campbell’s lovely naked posterior in the same production). Now a resident of Toronto for almost 15 years, she is proud to carry on the work of the original Toronto OPI and the efforts of Sister Merry Peter in promulgating joy to the residents of Hogtown and the denizens of Molly’s Bush. The good Sister’s favorite ministries include the de-shaming kink and fetish play, advocating for Trans* rights, GLBT youth, and spreading whatever she can for a good cause. Sister Twisted recently retired as Mother Abbess and looks forward to promulgating all over Church Street. As special handful of thank-you glitter goes out to inspirations Sister Merry Peter, Grama Mish, Gramma Vish, Sister Faegela and that great orange flappy thing - Sister Unity.

Thoughts on her favorite symbol: "The heart shape is an ideograph used to express affection and love. I use this symbol as a beacon to all to seek out and find the love they need in their lives, but also as a reminder to myself to love freely, openly and without fear. Revered in many cultures throughout history, the ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity. Deep in colour, rich in history, magnificent in beauty, it is beautiful but transparent – reflecting the outside world in its prisms but hiding nothing. Its glowing hue suggests an inextinguishable flame within the stone that legends claim can shine through even the thickest clothing and cannot be hidden. It is worn as an amulet or charm that banishes sadness and foolish thoughts. It brings a sense of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and determination that overcomes timidity and propels one toward prosperity and achievement. The ruby also initiates the sensual pleasures of life by increasing desire and sexual energy and encouraging one to enjoy being in the physical world. I also wear the ruby heart in tribute to my loving grandmother – Ruby Matilda Dyer who taught me love, joy, spirituality and how to enjoy the small things in life like a game of checkers and a piece of pie. Perhaps the most famous ruby talisman of all is Dorothy Gale’s ruby slippers - a reminder that home is never more than 3 clicks away when we have found the power within and that if we go looking for our heart's desires, we must start in our own backyards; because if they aren't there, we never really lost them to begin with."

When not in white-face and habit, Twisted can be found pursuing her love of theatre, food, film, leather, kink, books, jockstraps, The Wizard of Oz and Miniature Schnauzers - usually not all at the same time.

Postulant Laid Minister of Photography Wes

 

Favorite Colour: Royal Blue   Favorite Symbol: Plus Sign

Favorite Blessing: "May your desires only be stopped by chaffing"

Favorite Sister Song: "U Wear It Well" by RuPaul

Declared Aspirancy January 3, 2016

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Novice Sister Annie Boyle-Dew of the Sacred Order of Sluts 

Co-Sexytary

 

Favorite Colour: Green         Favorite Symbol: Crown

Favorite Blessing: TBA

Favorite Sister Song: TBA

Founding Member

 

Brother Bear was born in a strange land to the south that we heard of once in a lullaby. Yes, America. He moved to the home of maple syrup forever after falling in love with a man from Toronto and he has never looked back. The rest of us are jealous as all shit. A tailor by trade, a community servant by heart and a leatherman by night, Bear is a part of many Toronto organizations including Heart of the Flag Federation, Spearhead Toronto, and now the Toronto Sisters of JOY.

Much love and hugs to his husband Craig (who is a laid minister) and their awesome dog, Vimy.

 

 

Craig describes himself as a strong-willed individual who does not take life for granted   After overcoming a death sentence at six months of age and enduring teasing as a child because of his disability, Craig drove himself to beat the odds at every step. When he studied for his Social Service Work degree in college, he realized that he needed to find a way to really be a part of the community rather than just someone who was supported by it.  Now, Craig works for a national charity and volunteers with Spearhead Toronto and the Toronto Sisters of JOY in his spare time.  

 

Although he has been a part of the Toronto leather community for a couple of years, Craig believes he was born to be a leather man, and is working on bringing out his inner pup and making his life as kinky as possible.

 

Much love and hugs to his husband Brother Bear and their awesome dog, Vimy.

-Bio to come-

TWISTED

Novice Laid Minister of Leather Craig

Co-Master of the Purse/Co-Treasurer

 

Favorite Colour: Blue    Favorite Symbol: Leather Pride flag

Favorite Blessing: "Over the teeth, over the gums, look out stomach, here it cums!"

Favorite Sister Song: "Up Where We Belong" as performed by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes.