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.

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