Now, I look around myself, at a time when we are going through social and political regression that is taking us to a pre-stonewall like era, and think to myself that I have the chance to change lives by being visibly queer.
I know what you’re thinking, “Wow, this is so obvious. Why is this even a blog post?” You know what, I totally agree. However, a handful of straight, cis-gendered people do NOT understand why we don’t need a Straight Pride ANYTHING.
I currently work as a North American marketing analyst for Barings, an asset management and financial services firm headquartered here in Charlotte. My role involves setting strategy and executing on marketing plans that support our regional sales and investment teams. My journey to this point in my career has included a LOT of twists and turns, jobs that left me exhausted and unfulfilled, and countless sleepless nights spent wondering what the hell I was doing with my life. What I know for sure is that God really does work in mysterious ways, that there’s no one way to get to where you’re going, and that (as cliché as it sounds) everything does happen for a reason.