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Jan 8, 2010
Who am I? My family know me as the Diva, the strongest HIV+ woman they've ever seen. What they don't know is what happens when I switch off the lights and close the door, I suddenly am not so strong...
Dec 16, 2009
You know, I love the holidays, I really do. But a part of me dreads them as well. I love spending time with my family, both immediate and extended. But a part of me can’t help but feel so alone when...
Dec 1, 2009
Tonight at the grocery store my 7-year old stated definitively that this was the last day of November as she stared at the billboard size calendar in our local Whole Foods. I jumped on this open door...
Nov 30, 2009
December 1st is World AIDS Day. While I should be happy that the world acknowledges the day, I am a bit disappointed. My disappointment comes from the fact that World AIDS Day is just that - one day...
Nov 23, 2009
This time of year, we reflect on what we are thankful for in life. Some of the things I am thankful for include my family, my home and my job. But I am most thankful for my son. His joy, beauty, and...
Nov 19, 2009
Ladies, last weekend my daughter and I (who, by the way, is 33) shared the most amazing empowering experience while we attended the 2009 Sistersong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Conference in...
Nov 19, 2009
Why do I want to submit blogs to The Well Project’s “A Girl Like Me” Blog? Mainly because I know how alone I felt when I was first diagnosed. Not only did I feel alone but I felt violated, vulnerable...
Nov 11, 2009
As I check my facebook page, I notice all of my friends appearing to have a great time, some single and partying, others married and living the "typical" family life. All awhile, I stare blankly at...
Oct 22, 2009
Results of a recent study published in the October issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine are circulating today ( http://bit.ly/2uWu17) on how the feeling of stigmatization that people...
Oct 6, 2009
So this is my first blog…ever. I’ve been HIV+ for more than 21 years now and an advocate for women with HIV for 16…but I’ve never been a blogger. Actually, I’m a mom, a wife, a daughter and a sister...

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