Welcome to my World
Welcome to my world, a beautiful place where life is always adventurous, sometimes surreal, occasionally unconventional but never ever (ever!) boring.
I have the pictures…and the scars to prove it.
As my bog standard social media bio says: Award-winning Queer Activist, Role Model, Charity Chair, Pride Ambassador. Editor, journo, blogger. Runner, rambler, boxer. Cinephile, bibliophile, Gig Girl, and comedy genius….phew!
What it doesn’t say is that I’m also the very proud Mum of a trendy London-based Fashion Photographer, and a strapping would be Royal Navy Rating
And that that is exactly what I will blog, and write, about here – my passions, my communities, my world.
I want to talk about all the fabulous places I go, the brilliant people I meet the stunning stuff I see – and share it all with you.
But it’s not all about me, it’s all about we. I may hit the keyboard with my perfectly manicured fingernails but it’s the people I share my space with who make it so wild, worthy, and wonderful.
My Comment blogs will be my reflections of the communities I move in.
Sue’s View will focus on my life in our beautiful Barry – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the hot topics in our town.
Queer Sphere will wax lyrical about life with my LGBT family – the places we go, the difference we make, and the issues we face.
Out of Town will show that there is life beyond Barry – the Gigs I go to, the films I watch, the Theatre I enjoy, and all through the lens of a local Girl done good.
My Campaign, and Community pieces will shine the editorial spotlight on those friends, fighters, and kick ass campaigners who have have the faith that we can really make that crucial difference in this world.
My Collections will highlight the many other talented writers, journos and bloggers we have in our town, and around – watch this space.
And please be clear. this is certainly not for profit. If you are helping someone and expect a reward, that’s business not kindness.
So basically this is the space where I can make my small contribution to promoting all our terrific town, and around, has to offer. Where I can share my thoughts, views and lived-in experiences. And to help those who help others.
I will also happily showcase all the stories of the wonderful work being carried out by the many courageous and inspirational role models who are out there fighting for change, for funds, for fairness, and for others.
I am steering well clear of my profession, my private life, politics with a capital P, and,unlike my much-loved polemic Julie Burchill, I will in no way be overtly controversial.
Any views are my own, and not the views, thoughts or ideas of anyone else.
And, of course, as the well-trained journo that I am, all content will be fair, accurate, and backed by facts…not fiction.
So please feel free to check out my site on a regular basis – then like, share, maybe even smile, and get involved.
Big thanks to my readers for letting me indulge my great passion for writing, and to those trailblazers who have given me the chance to tell their tales.
I’m well happy – alive, grateful, blessed and all that!
Sue Vincent-Jones, writing as Mrs SVJ, is a Barry born journalist, editor, and communications specialist.
She blogs, and writes, about all things Barry – and her life in the wider world, through the eyes of a, quirky and queer, local girl done good.