Here is the biggie, the one you’ve all been waiting for… an interview with the one and only Katie B. Edwards!
It’s great to get the chance to feature Katie on the blog since she works so hard and puts so much into the project! Not only does she work hard behind the scenes organising events for our enjoyment but she’s also often on the front-line, advertising the project, giving talks and being involved with Hidden Perspectives events; true commitment.
So here’s what Katie has to say about Hidden Perspectives so far and where she plans to take the project in the very near future.
Q. What was your Hidden Perspectives highlight from 2013?
A. Oooh… do I have to choose only one? The day-long festival on 1 June was fantastic and I genuinely couldn’t pick a favourite talk/performance because there were some absolute belters! I have to say that Dom’s (Dominic Mattos) demonic rendition of the Cliff Richard classic ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ is a close second and was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. If you missed that, then you missed out!
Q. In just three words, how would you summarise Hidden Perspectives’ first year?
A. Brilliant. Bright. Beautiful. (Even if I do say so myself!)
Q. What are your hopes for Hidden Perspectives in the coming year?
A. We’ve LOADS lined up and we’re going to be re-launching the LGBT & Faith Discussion Group on 19 February, working alongside the Student Union LGBT Committee. We’re also working very closely with the LGBT Staff Network this year and we’ll be at the Sheffield Pride Parade among lots of other stuff. Hidden Perspectives is a vibrant project and we do lots of activities and events. My main hope is that we maintain our energy and continue to involve and include people who previously may have felt excluded or disenfranchised from discussions/interpretations of biblical texts. I really love working on Hidden Perspectives because of the people, both from the community and the university, I’ve been able to get to know. I hope that continues, too. That really would be wonderful.