Guard Pearl Diver
Guard Pearl Diver's name comes from a joke that she cracked at her first meeting: someone was cranky and she intimated that they had sand in their vagine and perhaps they were making pearls. Sr Pussssss-in-Boots suggested Pearl for a name, and Pearl added the surname. Even when Guard Pearl Diver was on the inactive list, many members of the House greeted her as Pearl, and that always made her feel included and welcome.
Guard Pearl Diver was originally an Aspirant and Posulant Sister in 2016, joining because she wanted to be part of a larger defined community. She had to take some time off to deal with personal issues, but rejoined as a Guard in the summer of 2019. The Big Easy Sisters have always shown remarkable kindness and acceptance to Pearl, even during the tough times in her life, and she hopes to reciprocate., both to the House and the greater LGBTQ+ community. This role feels truer to that part that she feels works for her in any community: Pearl Diver is a helper. She likes to be behind the scenes and this allows her to give back in ways that work for her.
While Guard Pearl Diver's Novice Project is yet to be determined, she is planning either a Queer Art Show or some sort of field day or picnic to benefit Queer Youth.
Guard Pearl Diver's turn-ons include Consent, a Sense of humor, Compassion, and Common sense. Her turn-offs are Mouth noises, Fascists, Bad coffee, and Willful ignorance.
Guard Pearl Diver has many hobbies that she likes to pursue. She is a hobbyist seamstress, and loves to make costumes for all of New Orleans' events. Getting drunk while wearing a costume is probably her favourite hobby. Recently she's gotten into home brewing and is attempting to make a batch of plum mead. She also paints and is an active member of the Death Star Steppers, a sub krewe of the Chewbacchus Mardi Gras parade. She is an active reader and listens to many different podcasts. Her favorite subjects are historical fiction, biographies, and alt-comedy.
The animal which represents Guard Pearl Diver is Miss Piggy .
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