1984, Diane Dougherty made these drawings while she was in the convent.
From the interview with her: "Never. I never wanted to be a #nun. Never, never, never, because I didn’t… I didn’t wanna dress like that, I didn’t wanna be a nun like that… I knew in my heart this was not for me, but there was no other model. In 1963 I entered and then I stayed there, and it was Vatican two so we were changing, we built a chapel. I stayed there 28 years.
When you become a nun, you have to change your name. Yes I did. I was Sister Bryan Marie for about a year and a half, but then we changed back to our baptismal name because your vocation comes from your baptism; that’s the theology. The men made you change your name because they wanted you, as a woman, to give up all identification of who you are for the church. That was the old theology. That was their theology that was imposed on us."