A Girl Like Me (AGLM) is a program of The Well Project and is an online “blog” where women of all ages can share their stories and promote understanding of HIV through online storytelling. There are millions of women around the globe who are living with HIV and AIDS, yet many feel they are alone in their disease and isolated in the experiences they go through each day. The goals of AGLM are to help normalize HIV and AIDS in women and girls, and create a safe space for women living with HIV from around the world to speak out and share their experience of what it is to live life with HIV.

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Lessons Learned

Wow that time again? Another blog and I am enjoying the chance to reflect and share. Thank you AGLM. I felt fabulous when I received feedback and comments when my blog reached publication. Such a sense of belonging…tick that box! My other to do list, well… I have listened to the rest of the...

Silence Serves No One

"I've learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave person is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Madiba

When I moved to Chicago a little over two years ago, I chose to disclose my HIV status on a...

Movies that can fuel stigma and ignorance/Las películas que pueden alimentar el estigma y la ignorancia

As I sat with my wife, Lisa, and watched Dallas Buyers Club, I was like ‘wow! what wonderful actors!’ They really did a good job! And it was part of history. I lived through most of that in those times when this condition was known as GRID, or a condition for prostitutes or drug...

February Resolutions

New year, and already I’m a month behind! Haven’t been to choir practice, didn’t make any resolutions and now, January, my daughter’s 16th and my birthday  have  passed, and I’m 47 yet still trying to grow up and find my place.

I started an e-course following Brene Brown, ‘the gifts of  imperfection’,...

A Lost Girl/Una Nina Perdida

mariaThis is me in one of the worst times of my life…a lost girl around 15 years old, a gang member, a thug! I hated myself!  There are really no pics of my past. I am not a single particle of that girl anymore…she suffered! She was in pain! She would hide her...

Intro - Mel Painter

mel'Read all about it…' plays on the radio 'How old was she, the girl that sang that?' my daughter asks.  'I'm not sure 23…24.' my reply was not about by Emieli Sande, but a beautiful, brave young woman that stood alone when JOYFUL NOISE first sang at the NAZ awards ceremony a...

I wish

TBibbs"I wish" those two words hold so much for me. I wish I could, I wish I was, I wish they would, I wish I hadn't. Sometimes I wish the last few years were just a dream. That the pain, hurt, abuse, loss, failure was just a part of a big elaborate dream. But...

The Stigma In Healthcare

JaeI do have to say how dismayed I am to see how bad the stigma in healthcare is…I have been at my current job for a very short time. Most of the employees are fine if you are HIV+ and need help…For issues they seem to be okay with; chest pain, trauma etc… But if you are pregnant…LOOK...

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Reflections on World AIDS Day 2017

Another year, another day that we live in this continuous fight on World AIDS Day.

December 1 and the rest of the year, advocates around the country continue to make things happen. Many who paved the way have died from this awful condition and left their legacy of HOPE and...

World AIDS Day 2017

Today marks the 29th annual World AIDS Day and I'm so grateful to still be here to participate! Myself and and countless others have survived an infection that is trying to take us out 24/7 and I thank God for the much improved meds we have today. I remember all...

Hello all I'm babiegurl75...

Hello all I'm babiegurl75 and I was diagnosed with HIV back in 2002 and I have had a lot of ups and downs in my life I contracted HIV from my fiance in which he passed away a month before I was diagnosed it was hard as hell to deal with grieving over my fiance's death and dealing with my diagnosis it was very hard for me to get things...

Going Back to Work and Fatigue

It's been a long time since I've had the time to send something in. I've been working and volunteering a lot the past few years. I get fatigued a lot, but I push myself.

I have two peer worker positions, one at Planned Parenthood working with people who are of...

Making a Difference in Me

I haven't blogged in so long but felt the need to. There's been many changes implemented in my life this past year. I've moved. I've changed jobs. I've changed doctors. I've Changed Medications. I've Changed Friends. I've become more focused on being free of the things hindering me.

I spent many years where...

I am Every day grateful for...

I am Every day grateful for all who have gone before me an Been the strength, voice and hope I need to stay focused and strong in this journey. It has been 10 years since my diagnosis Ive come along way with disclosure and stigma of my diagnosis. But I keep my head up and know that if we together dont continue to uplift, encourage and love on each other...

This Is Where I Am At

Hello friends.

What a life. I am without a lot of words as I begin to write. Still getting over being banned and overlooked by my mentor and peer navigators. I signed a paper in my medical directive to keep a couple people from my medical records. I don't feel...

My HIV/AIDS Story (Video blog)

Hello! First of all, I want to say how happy I am to be here. I've truly been blessed through my HIV journey to have so many amazing opportunities and blogging for A Girl Like Me is high on the list. I still can't say "A Girl Like Me" out...

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