battling stigma

Hola! Mi nombre es Erika Castellanos. Soy una mujer Trans de Belice. (¿No sabes dónde está localizado Belice? (Psst!! Belice es un pequeño país anglo-parlante en Centro América!) Soy fundadora y...
Submitted on Jan 20, 2016
So, I am sitting here waiting for a person to walk through the doors to get tested. I have everything laid out and ready to go. You know how we do when we are getting ready to go out to a dance or a...
Submitted on Jan 5, 2016
Have you ever just wanted to take a break? Being an advocate, our work can become very overwhelming and lonely and our brains are in overdrive. This year I decided to take a break because I was...
Submitted on Dec 4, 2015
Cuando fui invitada por Poject Zero a presentar en Fort Walton Beach en la Positive Living Conference 2015, fue oportunidad para mi cuando tuve oportunidad en pedir ayuda para mi comunidad transgénero en Broward County
Submitted on Nov 29, 2015
It's such a recurring theme that I have to calm down before actually sitting down to blog. I have to make it known that even I face adversity and people should realize that I am a person. I'm humbly...
Submitted on Nov 26, 2015
I had given up on being an advocate. I didn't want to travel. I didn't want to speak my truth to strangers. I didn't want to be involved with World AIDS Day 2015 or The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS. I wanted a normal life with balance.
Submitted on Nov 24, 2015
#CharlieSheen has brought back the passion in me because I realize that I have to continue educating the world! much ignorance and stigma continues.
Submitted on Nov 23, 2015
Yesterday, Charlie Sheen announced to Matt Lauer on the Today show that he was in fact a person living with HIV. Rumors had been circulating in the tabloids that an A-list celebrity was suspected of...
Submitted on Nov 19, 2015
I feel very frustrated after everything I have been reading! I feel like I am preaching to the choir and our message is not being heard! We must act NOW and use this moment to educate and set the...
Submitted on Nov 18, 2015
My first HIV related protest was in Tampa, Florida in the early 1990's. A group of us living with HIV marched down Bayshore Blvd. towards Tampa General Hospital carrying coffins, urns, and the...
Submitted on Nov 11, 2015

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