By Cat Treadwell
This week, I was acting as Public Druid at two (fortunately) well-attended events. The first was a talk I was giving on Paganism at a local University, as part of their Equality & Diversity initiative; the second, the launch of my first book.
Two very different situations, but in both, I was clearly The Pagan in The Room. Even though I was dressed relatively normally at both (jeans and neutral blouse), people were aware of me and my role, and viewed me accordingly.
Now, I’m not just trying to give myself airs, as my ancestors might have said. I try my damnedest not to be one of those egotistical ‘Big Nose Pagans’ that everyone knows about; I’m just me, doing my thing, and trying to represent Druidry and Paganism as well as I can, as a real person, not a stereotype.