Since my last A Girl Like Me blog entry I have earned a Master’s degree, traveled to California, South Carolina and Kenya and made the decision to settle in the Second City (Chicago) for a second...
Submitted on : Sep 3, 2013
It's July 4, 2013...Independence Day! I felt compelled to share something today! It's about freedom, releasing the hurt, the pain, etc. that each of us has endured! Domestic Violence (1972-1998 off/...
Submitted on : Jul 5, 2013
To honor the amazing leadership, advocacy and work of The Well Project Founder (and first A Girl Like Me blogger), Dawn Averitt, we would like to share this note from her brother and Co-Founder,...
Submitted on : Jun 28, 2013
I am the biggest advocator of following your dreams. Try to tell that to someone who was just diagnosed with a life-altering illness. I remember being 21 years old thinking my life was over. I...
Submitted on : May 17, 2013
I am a retired RN and 58 years old. I was diagnosed in July 2002 while I was living in a battered women's shelter in Winston-Salem, NC. The person who infected me was my boyfriend of two years. He...
Submitted on : May 8, 2013
OMG!!!!! in a few days I will be 40 YEARS OLD!!! and 24 years living with HIV ! When I was infected in 1989 at the age of 16 and then diagnosed 1 week after my 18th bday in April 18 1991, IT WAS A...
Submitted on : Apr 4, 2013
I currently work at the National Call Center on HIV/AIDS and related disease in Nigeria. This has given me more opportunities to counsel lots of people and educate them on HIV/AIDS. We receive calls...
Submitted on : Mar 22, 2013
Today was my eighth anniversary with HIV. I was diagnosed in a small town doctor’s office, all alone and terrified, eight years ago today. It was the first time that I don’t remember crying when the...
Submitted on : Mar 5, 2013
I made this to help give someone the courage to know that they can get out and do better. Just because you have made mistakes, doesn't mean you are a mistake. http://youtu.be/yx8HziMouMA
Submitted on : Feb 6, 2013
When I look in the mirror, I hate everything about you. You are fat and ugly! You've got pimples all over your face and your teeth are crooked. Nobody is going to want you. Ha-ha! They're talking...
Submitted on : Jan 30, 2013

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