Life in Lockdown with Choriza May

Life in Lockdown paid a visit to 2018’s Drag Idol winner, one third of Billy’s Girls… and global super star, Choriza May!

My experience during lock down could have gone both ways, great or really bad.

I decided I wasn’t going to let all the shit happening get to me, and although I was furlough from my graphic design job, lost all my drag gigs and got all my trips cancelled, I took the time to have a break from my busy routine and spent all that time with my partner and also creating art.

This helped me increase my online presence as Choriza, I grew as a performer and I learned new skills.

Watch Choriza’s performance for Northern Pride Online

“On my illustrator side, I focused more on my online business and it also has grown a lot and I worked in some amazing commissions and new projects”

“It has been hard not seeing my family for so long, but I guess I’m used to that by living in a different country” 

I’m at a point where I don’t miss life before lockdown, but I am very excited to see how life will be when all these madness ends. 

Stay up to date with Choriza’s work and Adrian’s art!

Life in Lockdown brought together with support from Haydn Brown Photography and DW Media

We know that COVID-19 and global pandemic has impacted the community in many different ways. From key working to homeschooling, to being furloughed or education being moved online. Some of our LGBTQ+ community have found it harder than most. The community can sometimes be the family we chose, and we may be isolating alone or away from our support network. We also may be living in hostile environments where we are hiding our true identity to remain safe. We think that it’s important to reflect and remember this moment in our history and highlight the challenges we’ve had to overcome Find out more and apply to take part: