The Atlanta Pride Festival is back after a 2-year hiatus, and we’re so excited to be walking in the parade for the 7th year. (Check out what we did in 2018 and 2019!) Mailchimp is one of the festival’s biggest sponsors, and the parade is our largest employee event. This year, we partnered with Roza Nozari (pictured below), a Toronto-based artist and therapist, to design our 2022 parade concept, “Bloom Together.”
A self-identifed queer, Muslim, cis woman of color, Roza uses her art to help tell the stories of those who are often not represented when talking about mental health and wellness. In August, she met with members of our Pride BERG to learn about what queerness, community, and representation means to them, and what message they want portrayed in the parade. Some of the themes discussed were diversity, interconnectivity, and collective resilience in the queer community.