Michelle Anderson - Intro

Michelle Anderson, Ms. Plus America 2011, is the first openly HIV-positive woman to ever run for, and win, a national pageant title. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is very active in her community as Lead Peer Educator/Programs Assistant for the Afiya Center HIV Prevention and Sexual Reproductive Justice, Co-Chair of Campaign to End AIDS Texas, Treasurer/Board Member for ADAP Advocacy Association and sits on the Ryan White Consumer Council Committee. Michelle has dedicated much of her personal life to educating others on HIV/AIDS throughout the greater Dallas area and across the United States. She plans to finish her degree in Social Work where she will be able to continue to spread the message, and educate people regarding HIV/AIDS. Michelle’s goal is to use her title to raise awareness, end stigma as well as shame and blame associated with HIV infection among woman of color.

Why Michelle wants to be a part of A Girl Like Me: I would like to be a part of A Girl Like Me because there is still so much still to be done in raising awareness of HIV and HIV education. It is, in my opinion as an openly-positive woman, important to continue to share stories of hope and struggles of women who live with this disease so maybe one day we can eradicate stigma, empower women to disclose their status and shed light on the many social issues surrounding HIV infection in hopes to end HIV infection among women.

Tags: 

like0

Comments

latasha Alexander's picture

amazing lady good for you Michelle

like0

Blog themes: 

Do you get our newsletter?

admin's picture

Sign up for our monthly Newsletter and get the latest info in your inbox.

seventh name
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:29pm
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:27am

In 2014 we conducted the largest outcomes measurement survey on The Well Project programming in our history. This survey collected demographic information and measured the use and impact of The Well Project's online resources on health-seeking behaviors and quality-of-life indicators.

Diarrhea is often a common problem for people living with HIV. Learn how it affects your body and what you can do to prevent and treat it.

On July 7, The Well Project joined forces with partner organizations, Positive Women’s Network-USA, and TheBody.com to present its 3rd webinar in the 2016 WATCH! series, "Why Race Matters: Women, Intersectionality, and HIV."

Browse Blogs by Theme