Sister Jaq'elyn Hyde
Sister Jaq joined the Big Easy Sisters in 2017. Her name is a play on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a Victorian story about navigating two personalities in one body. While working on her own doctorate, Jaq realized that novel involved three of her favorite things: queer history, southern gothic literature, and New Orleans. Jaq was raised by a gay man and has always felt most at home around people who are theatrical, committed to others, and generally fabulous -- just like the Sisters! When she lived in San Francisco she always spent Easter with the Sisters, which is what inspired her novice project -- the first Hunky Jesus Contest this side of the Mississippi!
Jaq's turn-ons include critical race theory, Oxford commas, and Mary Jane. She's turned off by anyone in the ideological vicinity of a Trump supporter. Jaq spends most of her free time making art out of unsolicited dick pics, summoning various demigods, and crafting comebacks that would have won arguments she had a few years ago. If the spirit of another being lives inside and guides her, it's got to be David Bowie.
"When life asks either or, choose yes, and."
"We are always in the process of becoming who we are."