Voices from our Allies is a page created to hear from those affected by HIV disease and who are interested in posting their thoughts for the A Girl Like Me community. Click on a link below to read Voices from our Allies blog entries. If you are interested in sending in a post for this page, please contact Krista Martel (kmartel@thewellproject.org).

Voices from Our Allies

There is this great quote by Maya Angelou, "If someone shows you who they are. Believe them." The funny thing is every time I hear the quote being used often the person is remarking how someone has...
Submitted on Jul 9, 2013
Someone once stated "only people who are HIV + can understand HIV", and I so beg to differ. As a person who is negative and gets tested on a regular basis and has been doing HIV activism since the...
Submitted on May 3, 2013
March 4, 2013 The score used to read: 40,000,000 infected 0 cured But today we are encouraged to believe in the impossible again. Impossible only determining the degree of difficulty it takes not...
Submitted on Mar 11, 2013
I just attended a screening of the Oscar nominated documentary, " How to Survive A Plague ." ***Spoiler alert I went into the screening fully expecting to be pissed that it was not a complete...
Submitted on Feb 4, 2013
1/2 of my LIFE, I've lived behind a MASK…for a MAN. I hid my true self, true feelings & true sexual desires. I neglected my wants and gave into the desires of my flesh…For a Man! 1/2 of my LIFE,...
Submitted on Nov 28, 2012
Do we truly understand the power of learning to listen with our hearts? Well recently the community has been opening up to me pertaining to HIV/AIDS Awareness, and it's truly amazing! I have been...
Submitted on Nov 19, 2012
I really wonder why people are so quick to attend a baby shower vs. attending an HIV Awareness/Testing Event. It blows me away to know that we are willing to bring a gift of diapers, play games and...
Submitted on Oct 2, 2012
Too many of my Sisters are winding up dead because they allow smooth-talking brothers to mess with their head! Why should another Sister, full of promise, have to die because a man lied about his...
Submitted on Sep 13, 2012
...That is what she said in response to the hearing of another young woman dead in our community as she urged her friends on facebook to have a call to arms. I was so struck by the statement that I...
Submitted on Sep 10, 2012
Did you ever stop to think that just maybe, your actions are affecting me? I know you say all the time "what I do is my business, I'm not hurting anyone", but the fact of the matter is that yes, you...
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012

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