activism, advocacy

This photograph was taken the summer of 1989. I had traveled from Florida to NY with my boyfriend for a mini vacation. As you can see, I was excited to have caught this little fish. We were in a...
Submitted on Apr 28, 2015
I have written this over and over again. I was going to write about the things that disappointed me while at AIDSWATCH 2015 but I couldn't. I have no desire to put people on blast. It would not...
Submitted on Apr 24, 2015
It was a great honor to represent the state of Florida as a woman, a Latina and a Lesbian! It surprised me not to see more Latinas coming from Miami! I was the only one! It was like a Facebook...
Submitted on Apr 17, 2015
If you are hurting let it be known. If you don't know, say it so that you can learn. If you need somebody tell them!! If you need to cry, do it. Confronting and admitting your pain is not a sign of...
Submitted on Apr 15, 2015
My name is Mina and I am a teenager who was born with HIV. I am happy to be a new blogger for A Girl Like Me. This week is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NYHAAD) and I want to talk about...
Submitted on Apr 10, 2015
Mina K. is a teenage girl who lives in the United States. Mina is a new blogger and a youth advocate. She writes about living with HIV, school, being adopted, friends, family, and things going on in...
Submitted on Apr 10, 2015
Jewel A. Walker-Terrell is a 40 year old Jackson, MS native living with HIV. Jewel is a state retiree from the MS Department of Employment Security. A 1990 graduate of Provine High School, she...
Submitted on Apr 8, 2015
It was a sense of great pride and honor when I was nominated and selected for the prestigious KarmaVeer Chakra and KarmaVeer Global Fellowship Award instituted by iCongo in association with the...
Submitted on Apr 8, 2015
I am 25 years old, HIV born, but totally in control of my destiny. Faith saw me through as well as self healing. I dine in poetry like a Thanksgiving feast. I've already attained touching feats...
Submitted on Apr 6, 2015
No woman should lose her life on account of giving birth to a child. This I have been hearing lately. A colleague lost a sister to childbirth. I lost one of my community volunteers to the same issues...
Submitted on Apr 2, 2015

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