Who is your mother in the Order?
Sister Evelyn Tensions
When did you join the Order?:
I joined the Sisters in 2015 as one of the Founders of the Abbey of the Grand Palmetto.
Why did you join the Order?:
I chose to answer the calling of the Sisters to find personal growth, joy, and a genuine love for the community.
I was raised to believe that this world has gone astray and can't not be restored until. I joined to show everyone their worth and to let them know they are loved!
What is your personal mission or ministry?
My personal mission is to BE joy and to remind others of the joys this world and time offers.
Name at least one person (living or dead - met them or not) who inspires you?
What is your favorite quote?
“A closed mouth never gets fed”
“You can’t be hesitate about who you are.”
“They say the secret of success is being at the right place at the right time, but since you never know when the right time is going to be, I figure the trick is to find the right place and just hang around.”
-Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
Sister Sheida Won
Why did you choose that name?
I originally choose the name Sheida Token to take back the power of the word “token”.
I was always referred to as the token black guy. I felt disassociated from not only non POCs but also by POCs as well.
I am who I am.
I finally feel as though I've taken the power.
I am the one who won over my own self doubt.
I won! I won!
I am the one who won.
I am Sister Sheida Won!