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I am a Fully Professed Member of The Orlando Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. As of the posting of this bio, I am the Mistress of Nunlings with The Orlando Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. I didn't start off in this position. The beginning of my journey began with the South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in October 2012. I met The Sisters at a PRIDE event in 2011 & immediately became intrigued. I found myself asking "What's this? What's happening? What's going on here?" The images of the white faced clown Nuns with colorful designs and outrageous clothing stuck in my head for several months. I wanted to find out who these "Sisters" were & why they were! Little did I know that a very close friend, Sister Mary Queen Ann Sober. She filled me in on what they were doing and invited me to a meeting.
I went to that very first general membership meeting, nervous as can be, walking into this superfluity of Nuns and immediately became obsessed. I learned what the organization does, what a Sister & a Guard's roles are, and the wonderfully amazing things this group does for the community. Giving back to the community? Safe sex outreach &education? SIGN ME UP! I loved the idea of joining the Sisterhood & giving back where I never imagined it was possible.
I have always felt like an outcast. I didn't think I could fit in anywhere! I was never like the other kids in school. I was a bit overweight, had braces & glasses, wore all black clothing, had long, black (dyed) hair, black eyeliner & black lipstick, painted my nails black & listened to Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, Babes In Toyland, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Primus, White Zombie (among many many others musicians) & always felt like the black sheep of the family. I felt like I was a sheltered kid, wandering through the fields of loneliness & depression, hating myself. Hating life! My husbNun, Sister Donna Chernobyl, was the beginning of bringing me out of this state, but The Sisters made me feel like I belonged. Like I wasn't alone in being an "outcast". I suddenly felt like there was more to me than just "me". The Sisters gave me more hope & more reason to live! Something I thought I would never feel, outside of a relationship.
I am here to say that you are more than just "you". Suicide is real. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It does not matter what race, creed, color, sexual orientation, size, identity, status, humanoid, alien, robot, shop-a-holic, hoarder or whatever! YOU ARE LOVED! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!. IT DOES GET BETTER! There is a reason that you are here! Let's figure out it out together!?
If you see us out in public, please don't be afraid to ask us what all this Nunsense is... or simply just open your arms for a hug! Bring it in!! I love to give hugs! If you are interested in joining us, please feel free to reach out to me any time. I can be found on Facebook under "Laura N. Testins". Say hello! I'd love to meet you!
YOU ARE LOVED!!