(August 1, 2021)
I stumbled upon OSS the lunar before Samhain in 2014, freshly 18 years old. I was invited by a friend to join them for a bonfire at what was described to me as their friends property. At the time, the only thing I knew about paganism was what was I learned in history books at school.
I remember driving up the gravel road, with the clear stars shining above me, and hearing the sounds of the drums beckoning us closer and closer. I was instantly captivated. We pulled up after ritual was already over, and everyone was revelling around the fire pit by Big House. I spent the rest of my evening getting to know the community. I remember I eventually loosened up enough to sing my first song around the fire that very night.
I know every inch of that land like the back of my hand and love it as though it we're a physical part of me.
It is where I grew into a women, and I must say;
It is of the biggest honor and privilege that I be here today to serve my fellow community and the land as your newest Board Member.