Meet Helen, a passionate people person helping to deliver Victoria's Pride 2023
Helen (she/her) has recently left the UK for warmer weather, and unfortunately landed in Melbourne where it's still raining halfway through November! Working as our Precinct Liaison & Stalls Coordinator, Helen will be helping to engage traders and stallholders to deliver an even bigger and better Victoria's Pride Street Party.
Q: Describe yourself in three words:
Approachable, playful, adventurous.
Q: What’s your favourite way to spend a weekend?
A camping weekend with loads of exploring, hiking, wildlife, good food on the stove and a few beers by the fire.
Q: What were you doing before Midsumma?
Living in the UK; originally I’m from the North East. Most recently I was working as a Strategist for a digital agency in Manchester, managing web build projects, CRM integrations and digital marketing for a wide range of clients. It’s a bit of a different role for me here at Midsumma, but it’s good to shake things up – a rolling stone gathers no moss right?
Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Happy, healthy, and finally getting a dog.
Q: What area of your work are you most passionate about?
I love people - so getting to interact with the local community each day is perfect for me. I’m excited for the madness as we get closer and closer to festival time.
Q: What do you think sets Midsumma apart from the other places you’ve worked?
The Midsumma office is a creative and positive environment where I can be myself and flourish. Midsumma’s values align exactly with my own particularly in regards to inclusivity of every corner of the LGBTQIA+ community. I’m so passionate about helping to create a safe and inspiring environment for all to thrive. Midsumma is a celebration of arts and cultures from queer people of all backgrounds and I couldn’t imagine a more exciting project to be apart of. I’m especially excited for the Victoria Pride street party, making sure all our local traders and community organisations have the best possible day.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?