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
The Well Project interviews Vickie Lynn, Community Advisory Board member and A Girl Like Me blogger, for the newest in our "Spotlight: Women Making a Difference" series.
Submitted on : May 31, 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
Feeling low? Learn about depression – what it is, its symptoms, why HIV+ women are likely to have it, and why it is important to find and treat.
Submitted on : Apr 7, 2015
I am sorry for the long silence from my end here. I also want to apologise to my fellow bloggers.
Submitted on : Mar 11, 2015
(Note to readers: The following blog contains some details of sexual and physical abuse.) I went to visit my mother a few weekends ago to check up on her and to just hang out. A few minutes into the visit, my father handed me an old passport and my kindergarten report card from overseas.
Submitted on : Feb 25, 2015
I must share events that happened last weekend…incidents of friends in crisis...or so it was thought, and so it may have been... The first happened on Friday evening while I was in the middle of a...
Submitted on : Feb 15, 2015
On this Day of Winter Solstice, The date is forever emblazoned in my heart. I had been living in my car for about 3 weeks, until it died. Then I spent a week at Motel 6 thanks to my son... Then 1...
Submitted on : Dec 21, 2014
What does it mean to Love Yourself? I used to ask myself this question. I would look into the mirror and still could not figure out how to really love myself. When you're filled with so much anger...
Submitted on : Nov 25, 2014
" I remember being young and so brave I knew what I needed I was spending all my nights and days laid back day dreaming Look at me—I'm a big girl now, said I'm gon' do something Told the world I...
Submitted on : Nov 10, 2014

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