Importance of Pride
May dressed up for Pride 2020, courtesy of May Jones
Pride has always been a big part of May's life, even growing up in Brighton, her mum would take her and her sister to the Pride parade. May talks about how the queer community is such a normal and welcome part of life in Brighton and how that was important while growing; noticing how normalised queer culture and queer people were. She discusses about her coming out experience, having accepting families and inclusive workplaces and educational settings to combat feelings of shame and experiences.
May Jones has an MA in Gender, Violence and Conflict from the University of Sussex where she took a particular interest in gender, disability and queer theory and the interesections of them all. She currently works with young people as a learning support assistant at a college in Brighton.