3 hours ago
Just to give a shout out to BDO elder Amanda, who travelled to London at the weekend to be interviewed by the BBC for their Sunday Morning Live program, which is now available on their iplayer website.
If you are looking for it on the iPlayer website it is series 10 episode 2 and the BDO is featured in the last 5 or so minutes.
The interview was well received and as an elder, Amanda represented us well, accompanied by Gillian Kavanagh.
It struck me that we are now able to reach out the mainstream and speak of druidry to people who have perhaps never encountered it before. We are able to do this without compromising ourselves, without appearing to be embarrassed or ashamed of our myriad ways of expression, without having to plead the case that we are 'normal people'. We can be, and are, a wide range of peoples and lifestyles. We can be, and are, the weirdos, the ones on the fringe, we can be and are within mainstream, the nurses, teachers, , and we are everything in between.
We are inclusive and proud of who and what we are.
We believe that the BDO vision of druidry can be of real value to the world. Our goal, in some way, is not to be assimilated into the mainstream, to dilute and compromise ourselves to be accepted, but to bring our collective vision to the world where it can be put to use for the greater good of us all.