Queer Nuns and Digital Dragtivism in the Age of COVID-19
L. Pond
Hetero / sexism, Islamophobia, Social justice
Blog / news media story

Pond, L. (2020, September 3). Queer Nuns and Digital Dragtivism in the Age of COVID-19. The Revealer. https://therevealer.org/queer-nuns-and-digital-dragtivism-in-the-age-of-covid-19/ 


This photo essay highlights The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a queer activist organization in which members dress as Catholic nuns and serve the community. This article showcases the importance of fashion to The Sisters, their history, and what they do. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Sisters have shifted online as they now host digital events. This form of activism is referred to as “digital dragtivism”. However, due to the shift online, The Sisters note that the lack of in-person interaction prevents them from helping individuals directly. Although they face challenges, The Sisters also noted the positive aspect of digital dragtivism as they are able to connect with people at the national and international level and they are hoping to use tech even after the pandemic.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


Image credit: “Binded Document” by Sean MacEntee is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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