finding balance

My name is Barbara Kemigisa. I am a single mother living with HIV in Kampala Uganda Africa. I am 29 years old and have passed through different challenges which affect most of our youth today and get...
Submitted on Jul 13, 2015
It's been a year since I sang with Joyful Noise, not for want of trying to get to rehearsals or lack of commitment to the choir, just life getting in the way.
Submitted on Jul 1, 2015
Solo una persona mal de la cabeza o muy cuerda de la cabeza podría hacer un cambio como las transgéneros lo hacemos. Recuerdo perfectamente algunas palabras de gente de mi entorno
Submitted on Jun 30, 2015
I perfectly recall all that was said by the people around me. My Mother: Promise me that you will never have an operation or have anything cut off…you really must promise me that!! My Father: What would my Mother, your Grandmother, say if she were still alive for God's sake! And to think that you were her special favorite!
Submitted on Jun 30, 2015
I am a daughter, niece, sister, cousin and mom. I will be 36 years old this birthday. Three days before I will celebrate my 8 year poziversary. My diagnosis was a surprise, since I had tested...
Submitted on Jun 16, 2015
I can remember back when I was a child and things were difficult. All the lessons life had to teach me, the hardships, the abuse, homelessness, drugs, rape. I struggled and fought to survive, thru...
Submitted on Jun 11, 2015
I was invited to attend the Saving Ourselves Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee this past weekend from June 4-7. I made a promise to myself that before I wrote about the experience, I would calm down first.
Submitted on Jun 11, 2015
HIV has opened me up to so many people, places, prejudices, and misconceptions while completely shutting me off from the rest of the world. HIV had me convinced that no one would love or care about me. I would always be stuck in poverty, lack, doubt and hatred. I was a victim of self-induced stigma.
Submitted on Jun 5, 2015
Michael Johnson is a young black man living with HIV who has recently been found guilty of recklessly infecting another person with HIV without disclosing his status. It seems befitting that I make...
Submitted on May 27, 2015
My spirit gets shaken when people write me and tell me they want to get famous for having HIV. This is not about fame or us!
Submitted on May 20, 2015


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