A San Francisco comedian posted a video in social media Tuesday poking fun at the socially distanced park hangouts that have become ubiquitous among certain San Francisco residents think Souvla-loving, Allbirds-wearing tech workers during the COVID pandemic. Bundled up in a puffy jacket amid a chilly fog, Alexis Gay, 29, prattles off an earnest flurry of one-liners that touch on the superfluous topics that pop up in conversations at Dolores Park, Alamo Square, or on any patch of S. Gay, who recently left her job in tech to work full-time as a comedian and podcast host, drops a lot of tech references. The video, posted on Twitter and Instagram , quickly went viral and the consensus seems to be that Gay's interpretation of an S. In her podcast Non-Technical, San Francisco-based comedian Alexis Gay interviews influential leaders from tech, business, media, and beyond about everything except their resumes. I'm not even sure this video needed to be made but a little over a week ago, I was thinking a lot about how conversations amongst folks in tech have changed over the last year and wanted to capture what they feel like to me in this moment.
Why the Marin Catholic nuns walked out
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The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence SPI , also called Order of Perpetual Indulgence OPI is a charity, protest, and street performance organization that uses drag and religious imagery to call attention to sexual intolerance and satirizes issues of gender and morality. At their inception in , a small group of gay men in San Francisco began wearing the attire of nuns in visible situations using camp to draw attention to social conflicts and problems in the Castro District. The Sisters have grown throughout the U. Early members of the group, while not hiding their masculine features or facial hair, are characterized by San Francisco gay community historian Susan Stryker as the embodiment of " genderfuck ". Their approach and appearance was not new or extraordinary for the place or time. Starting in the s, the Castro District began transitioning from a working class Irish Catholic district going through significant economic decline.
An interview with SF comic Alexis Gay, who made the viral video about park hangouts
O n an unusually hot autumn day in San Francisco , an order of nuns in long wimples, black gowns and drag makeup handed out more than 1, face masks in Mission Dolores park. Among them, Sister Roma — brushing seven feet in heels and a wimple garnished with a mane of blue feathers — laughed from behind her bejeweled face mask. Although the San Francisco-based charity organization — in no way affiliated with the Catholic church — is best known for their effervescent street drag shows, their ministry is anything but a performance. Roma has been a nun nearly since the beginning, when the Sisters were a group of fewer than
The sisters of the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen sleep in a tiny room in the back and do nothing but sell their baked goods and feed the needy. The nuns are in danger of becoming as homeless as the downtrodden folks they help — the landlord is evicting them. It looks like the nuns have about one month before they must hit the bricks. And practically everyone whose lives they have touched is incensed, from the hungry homeless to those who run other nonprofits. Sister Mary of the Angels said she has struggled to understand why anyone would want to evict her and her partner at the kitchen, Sister Mary Benedicte.