AD | Matalan asked what Pride means to me, so here goes…
Although this is by n… : AD | Matalan asked what Pride means to me, so here goes…
Although this is by no means my first celebration of pride, this is the first year where I’ve found the courage to live my whole truth. In preceding years I have been a firm ally of the pride movement, but this year my voice emanates on a more personal level. Recently coming out as queer has not only been a personally liberating experience but it has also encouraged me to educate myself further on the history of pride and the need to examine the prejudices within our own community.
Transphobia, racism and other forms of non inclusion still exist in LGBTQ+ spaces, which is why this year it is more important than ever for me to donate to, learn about, work with charities who strive to ensure that nobody is left behind to experience oppression, especially from those who claim to be allies. Supporting @aktcharity- a charity that works with homeless and disadvantaged LGBTQ+ young people was an absolute no-brainer and I am proud to be working with Matalan on this campaign.
This year I am going to be spending pride at home, in my support bubble with my first ever (and hopefully last ?) girlfriend. I have never experienced love quite like this. I think it’s the first healthy relationship I have ever been in and I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am.
Wishing you all, a very happy pride!
?[A donation has been made to @aktcharity] & Swipe for a beautiful illustration by @domandink || I wrote a little feature on their website along with some other creators, please check it out – www.matalan.co.uk/pride || @shopmatalan #matalanready