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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Off to PWN-USA

Two days before I was to leave I became very anxious because I knew I would be around a lot of women who knew much more about activism than I did. Even though I had quit smoking I bought three packs of cigarettes (bad girl!). I talked to my NA sponsor and she helped...

School's in for the Winter

School's in for the winter! So at last I have access to the computer and no pending jobs to prevent me writing. I've made the lunches, ironed the uniforms, checked books, bags, etc., and waved my daughters off to start their studious day. I am alone, processing the summer, and can't think where to...

CHANGE

Jesus knows that I've gone through, made, and been forced to go through some changes. I don't mind change because life is full of them. It is overwhelming sometimes. The instability of life dictates most change.

My life is forever changed. I left St. Louis because I knew I was going to die there,...

Be the Change

In December of 2009...I was cold, hungry, living in my car. Rescued by AIDS Care Service on December 21, 2009, they safely housed me in one of their transitional apartments.

I quickly realized I wasn't a typical client for them...I was hungry to heal by GIVING BACK. At that time volunteerism simply wasn't done....

Treatment Advocacy

While at the Positive Women's Network Speak Up! Summit, I was able to participate in many wonderful sessions.

One session that really resonated with me was in regard to treatment advocacy. Treatment advocacy focuses on optimizing the quality of care and treatment, as well as increasing access to care and treatment for people living...

That's Not MY Box

So many things to think and say. So many triumphs, struggles, accomplishments, pain, acceptance & misconceptions. I have been in a room full of women with all these issues whether they be hetero, gay, trans, or questioning, we have the same issues.

Listening to women who have been subjected to being a criminal because...

Speak Up!

As I toss and turn wondering what I am going to blog about speak up just resonates in my spirit. Nothing fancy or hard to remember. It’s an action statement.

SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP

SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP

SPEAK UP...

Arrival at the Speak Up! Summit

I arrived to find an amazing group of women at the Positive Women's Network - Speak Up! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV.  To sit in a room with 200 HIV positive women is incredibly empowering.  The energy, the love and the enthusiasm is beyond words.  But what I walk away feeling most...

Sisterhood...Such a Beautiful Thing

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 were delayed leaving Greensboro PTI Airport, for supposed "runway renovations" at our connector city, Atlanta, Georgia.

Perhaps that was true...but we...

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Off to PWN-USA

Two days before I was to leave I became very anxious because I knew I would be around a lot of women who knew much more about activism than I did. Even though I had quit smoking I bought three packs of cigarettes (bad girl!). I talked to my NA sponsor and she helped...

School's in for the Winter

School's in for the winter! So at last I have access to the computer and no pending jobs to prevent me writing. I've made the lunches, ironed the uniforms, checked books, bags, etc., and waved my daughters off to start their studious day. I am alone, processing the summer, and can't think where to...

CHANGE

Jesus knows that I've gone through, made, and been forced to go through some changes. I don't mind change because life is full of them. It is overwhelming sometimes. The instability of life dictates most change.

My life is forever changed. I left St. Louis because I knew I was going to die there,...

Be the Change

In December of 2009...I was cold, hungry, living in my car. Rescued by AIDS Care Service on December 21, 2009, they safely housed me in one of their transitional apartments.

I quickly realized I wasn't a typical client for them...I was hungry to heal by GIVING BACK. At that time volunteerism simply wasn't done....

Treatment Advocacy

While at the Positive Women's Network Speak Up! Summit, I was able to participate in many wonderful sessions.

One session that really resonated with me was in regard to treatment advocacy. Treatment advocacy focuses on optimizing the quality of care and treatment, as well as increasing access to care and treatment for people living...

That's Not MY Box

So many things to think and say. So many triumphs, struggles, accomplishments, pain, acceptance & misconceptions. I have been in a room full of women with all these issues whether they be hetero, gay, trans, or questioning, we have the same issues.

Listening to women who have been subjected to being a criminal because...

Speak Up!

As I toss and turn wondering what I am going to blog about speak up just resonates in my spirit. Nothing fancy or hard to remember. It’s an action statement.

SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP

SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP SPEAK UP

SPEAK UP...

Arrival at the Speak Up! Summit

I arrived to find an amazing group of women at the Positive Women's Network - Speak Up! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV.  To sit in a room with 200 HIV positive women is incredibly empowering.  The energy, the love and the enthusiasm is beyond words.  But what I walk away feeling most...

Sisterhood...Such a Beautiful Thing

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 were delayed leaving Greensboro PTI Airport, for supposed "runway renovations" at our connector city, Atlanta, Georgia.

Perhaps that was true...but we...

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