Sue’s Flash

Welcome to Sue’s Flash – the weekly e-newsletter from Barry’s Boldest Blogger, Mrs SVJ.

Each week I’ll bring you a round up of my best and boldest writing from all my advocacy, arts, and activism work.

As a respected voice of the community, I’m honoured to be one of Wales Arts Review 100 Women Writers of Wales.

I’m a regular columnist for The Glamorgan Star and a prolific contributor to many local, regional and National print and digital publications.

An award-winning queer activist, dedicated community supporter and passionate arts lover, I often combine my campaigning and communication skills to make that crucial difference.

I am also use my voice as a regular Guest Speaker for the Springboard Womens’ Development Programme, as a Mentor on the Equal Power, Equal Voice Mentoring Programme, and on Stonewall Cymru Women’s Panel Sessions.

I am also a Stonewall School Role Model and Barry Pride Ambassador.

A founding member of LGBTQymru, I also act as Associate Editor for its unique, free, fully bilingual, queer, quarterly digital publication – the LGBTQymru Magazine.

A very visible, and vocal campaigner for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, I am a founding member of, and Communications Advisor for Stand Up To Racism (Vale).

I am Media Advisor for the Cadstock Community Music Festival, and the Annual Neil Lewis Fundraising Gig.

And I have also been actively involved in many campaigns and community causes. These included Gobaith’s Suicide Support Centre Fight, and Save Sam’s Ward.

Blogging as Mrs SVJ, I’ll try to keep you informed, entertained and inspired with my Sharp Views, Arts Reviews, and Community News.

This section also showcases other cool collections:

Passing Comment: my opinion column for the Vale’s most read digital and print newspaper, The Glamorgan Star. Each fortnight give my voice of the community view on what top topics are being talked about in our town.

My Corona Virus Diary: where I give my view on this pandemic palaver – the long lingering Lockdown, our queer quarantine, the isolation nation, and how our town took to these crazy Covid-19 times.

Voice of the Community: The reboot of Sue’s View for a six month stint in Wales’ Style of the City Magazine.

Please also feel free to check out the rest of the site, which includes:

Sue’s Views: The resurrection of my much-loved infamous B&D opinion column from back in the day – focused on the hot topics we are all talking about in beautiful Barry, and beyond – the good, the bad, the ugly.

Gig Girl Reviews: showing that the world is wider than just our town by writing about the gigs, the films, the theatre, the exhibitions, and all things arty – all through the eyes of a local girl done good.

Queer News: waxing lyrical about the volunteer work I do in my LGBT life – the places I go, the difference I make, and the issues I face. This also showcases all my work with LGBTQymru, including our history-making magazine. Subscribe to Wales’ first, free, fully-billingual, quarterly queer magazine here

Trade Talks: where I share my thirty years of skills and experience to help promote campaigns, charities and companies serving our community – especially those giving something back to the towns and territories they trade so well in.

This includes Campaign, and Community pieces that shine the editorial spotlight on those friends, fighters, and kick ass campaigners who have the faith that we can really make that crucial difference in this world.

Finally Guest Blogs: highlighting the many other talented writers, journos and bloggers we have in our town, and around – so please support this space too.

Find out more about me, my blog, my business, and how to hit me up, here.

Big thanks to my loyal readers for letting me indulge my prolific passion for writing, and to those trailblazers who have given me the chance to tell their tales.

Speak soon.

Mrs SVJ

The Voice Of Our Community

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Sue Vincent-Jones, writing as Mrs SVJ, is a Barry born journalist, editor, and communications specialist. She blogs about Barry – and her life in the wider world, through the eyes of a, quirky and queer, local girl done good.

One of Wales Arts Review 100 Women Writers of Wales, the influential columnist, and voice of the community will keep you “informed, entertained and inspired.”

Mrs SVJ, Barry’s Boldest Blogger, can be contacted here.