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As I traveled from Winston-Salem, NC to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, I had more time than anticipated to reflect on this much anticipated gathering of Sisters from across the United States. First we...
Submitted on Sep 17, 2014
Life for me and my family is a big struggle but in everything, we give thanks to God. There are so many challenges to life here in Nigeria. My daughter took ill and we could not afford to take her to...
Submitted on May 19, 2014
I’ll be the first person to admit that I am not a huge fan of Tyler Perry’s projects therefore I had no interest in viewing his newest film Temptation . Less than a week after the movie’s release, a...
Submitted on May 22, 2013
I am a Latina, HIV positive, a lesbian and a woman! 4 strikes against me ..but I am not out! Many know the struggles that we go through if we have any of these categories with stigma and...
Submitted on Dec 4, 2012
Sonya posted a new blog Remove Your Mask on A Girl Like Me’s “Voices from our Allies” page: ½ of my LIFE, I’ve lived behind a MASK…for a MAN. I hid my true self, true feelings & true sexual...
Submitted on Nov 28, 2012
1/2 of my LIFE, I've lived behind a MASK…for a MAN. I hid my true self, true feelings & true sexual desires. I neglected my wants and gave into the desires of my flesh…For a Man! 1/2 of my LIFE,...
Submitted on Nov 28, 2012
There aren't anymore news coverages. The candles that once flickered in the wind have since been blown out and discarded. Cicely has been laid to rest. The sensationalism of her death has now been...
Submitted on Oct 12, 2012
One of the hottest topics of discussion at AIDS 2012 was that of HIV criminalization, both in the U.S. and internationally. Throughout the conference, there were multiple sessions, panels, and...
Submitted on Sep 27, 2012
On September 7, 2012, my life changed forever upon hearing the loss of a fellow sister in the struggle, Cicely Bolden. I was devastated by the crime and questioned my own thoughts about disclosure...
Submitted on Sep 25, 2012
My name is Devarah ‘Dee’ Borrego, and I’m a 28-year-old, HIV+ transwoman originally from Denver, Colorado, who grew up mostly in suburban Connecticut. I acquired HIV at age 20; the same year as I...
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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