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?
Brushing your teeth cures half the hangover.
Get in touch with Midsumma Festival to chat with Helen, or see more from our team by meeting Danae.