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

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
A few weeks ago while I was trying to decide whether or not to take on some new challenges in life, a White male colleague upon meeting me said, "I didn't know this, but you're the right color."...
Submitted on Oct 3, 2011
There have been many waiting for this day a long time; an end to the requirement of written informed consent for HIV testing in Pennyslvania. As the day finally arrives (kinda/sorta) I was expecting...
Submitted on Sep 6, 2011
"Why do I have to convince them (researchers) to come to the community and share what they learned?" That is the question one of my friends, colleague, and community members asked me earlier this...
Submitted on Aug 11, 2011
I found myself working in the field yesterday offering HIV and STI screening in my local community. These outreach initiatives often provide reminders of why I do this work, because I run into people...
Submitted on Jul 27, 2011
I represent me. This, by all accounts, is a revolutionary statement. If it is at all unclear I will make it plain. I am defining who I am and who I wish to become. Other than the divine being, no one...
Submitted on Jul 13, 2011

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