"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...
Submitted on : Mar 9, 2014
I 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...
Submitted on : Jan 13, 2014
My experience at AIDS 2012 allowed me to feel free and to feel accepted. For the first time, I could share my status openly. I was not in fear of rejection or judgment of any kind. There were over 20...
Submitted on : Sep 4, 2012
It has been quite a while since I have written and for that I must apologize. I love reading everyone’s post but sometimes do not have the time to keep up with myself. I have been working with Dr. M...
Submitted on : May 11, 2012
I have been missing you women! I have been absent, but not gone. I get excited each time my email tells me one of my sisters has written a new blog. I’m sorry I haven’t been sharing my voice. Updates...
Submitted on : May 10, 2012
There is a Facebook friend of mine who is a tattoo artist and hugely popular because of his high-profile clients. Out of the blue, I wanted to tattoo Lord Krishna on my arm and the emblem at the back...
Submitted on : Apr 5, 2012
I applaud and celebrate "showing our faces", especially when I've kept mine hidden for over 20 years. But this feat did not come easily and the floorplan was carefully set. I did take many...
Submitted on : Jan 29, 2011
I have lived with HIV for twenty-five years. HIV is a pronouncement, a judgement of one's life. It is a disease like cancer, parkinson's, multiple schlerosis, and many other long-term chronic and...
Submitted on : Jan 18, 2011
I often read the blogs where women have found empowerment by revealing their status and becoming involved as AIDS activists. I admire all of you who are so honest. The mere thought of sharing mine...
Submitted on : Nov 17, 2010
Sometimes I feel trapped; trapped in my career, my marriage and even my body. My career: I discovered my positive status while I was at work, so everyone knows. By everyone, I mean the other two...
Submitted on : Nov 15, 2010

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