One out of a Thousand

When I received the email stating I had received a full scholarship to attend the 25th Harm Reduction International Conference in Montreal, Canada, to say I was excited is an understatement. I was overcome with emotions, not so much so that I received the scholarship, but more because it was an opportunity to make good on a promise I made to my dearly departed big sister, #SharmusOutlaw. During many of our nightly talks toward the end of her life, she made it clear how she believed in me and the work I have done in the HIV movement as a woman of trans experience also of African descent. She also told me of what she saw happening through me as I continued to fight for the rights of trans PLHIV engaged in sex work. Although my heart was breaking at the knowledge that she would transition to eternal slumber, I promised her that I would continue her legacy and would always #SayHerName.

To read this blog in its entirety, click here.

like0

Do you get our newsletter?

admin's picture

Sign up for our monthly Newsletter and get the latest info in your inbox.

seventh name

Jennifer Johnsen, MD, MPH, Managing Editor

Pain is common in people living with HIV. Understand common types of pain, what to do if you have pain, and ways to manage or treat pain.

Our community advisory board is composed of a group of women living with HIV who provide us with their guidance as we develop and offer our programming.

admin's picture

Join our community

Connect to our support community and share experiences with other women living with HIV.

Join now >

admin's picture

You Can Help!

Together, we can change the course of the HIV epidemic…one woman at a time!

Please donate now!>