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

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
The world is watching as news of two more cured come out of IAS. The world is watching as questions about the "End of AIDS" seem more plausible than ever before especially for those of us who...
Submitted on Aug 9, 2012
Let's Stand up and Applaud each other…for survival, strength, determination, Purpose, and Destiny…Now, take a look around you…look to your neighbors on your left and now look to your neighbors on the...
Submitted on Jun 19, 2012
When HIV/AIDS first came out in the public eye, a lot of people of color automatically stigmatized HIV as a gay white disease. So they went around with this notion in their heads that they couldn't...
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012
Many years ago my college roommate, Tawana Washington, wrote this hauntingly brilliant poem called "Fits the Description." The poem spoke about the negative portrayals and criminalization of Black...
Submitted on May 9, 2012
The headline reads, "HIV Among Black Women 5 times Higher than Previously Thought" It was some of the biggest news in HIV last week. And I'm still not sure how to take it. Yay, I'm excited that I...
Submitted on Mar 14, 2012
It was the reflection that first caught my eye. I was riding on the train to work and saw the image, familiar, comforting. But seeing the reflection alone would not do I had to see the real thing. My...
Submitted on Dec 19, 2011
I knew I wanted to write something for World AIDS Day but I was actually stuck about what to write. Every year my job hosts an awards ceremony honoring people who have made strides locally to impact...
Submitted on Dec 5, 2011
Ok, so I stole the title kinda sorta from a book coming out about China. And I'm not really convinced that these are the ten words but here goes.... Here NOW; explicitly storied, stigmatizing,...
Submitted on Dec 1, 2011
It was a brisk sunny Sunday morning in October as throngs begin to gather at the base of the famed Art Museum steps. Freedom songs kept them energized as they walked hand in hand, arms interlocked as...
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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