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

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
It seems I need to write something today that really captured how I am feeling. I am not feeling HIV today! It is funny how I came to this point since this morning I woke up wanting to shoot a film...
Submitted on Jun 26, 2011
A lot of my friends will read this blog and when they get to my referencing a movie they may become skeptical because they often doubt my love of movies based on their general belief that I am at war...
Submitted on Jun 13, 2011
The first ones are the pioneers/ visionaries who often see a world that is different from the one we have now. The firsts are those who often going against the grain and are marked for scrutiny like...
Submitted on May 23, 2011
"The color of my skin does not automatically identify me." That is what I wish so many of my friends would say as I see countless agencies target their HIV prevention efforts to African Americans but...
Submitted on May 10, 2011

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