Intro - Lotusnmurkywaters

Submitted on May 2, 2024 by  Lotusnmurkywaters

I'm a 42-year-old Khmer woman (a refugee from Cambodia). A mom of one, an auntie of many, and an animal lover. I am a trauma survivor, constantly talking to others about the benefits of mental health and a translator for my community. I love the outdoors, a jack of all trades, hiking in my home state or boating with my husband along the East Coast.

Why Lotus wants to be part of A Girl Like Me: When searching for support groups, I found friends of all ethnicities. However, I didn't find many from my Asian community. Those that I talked to were ashamed of their status. Raised in a predominantly Buddhist family, I understand how we try to save face for our family. However, we're no longer a secret to be ashamed of. We can have healthy, long lives by taking our medication and keeping up with our health. I encourage others to talk openly about living with HIV.


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Submitted by KatieAdsila

Welcome to the community!! Thank you for your passion to advocate for others. I hope you find us to be a safe space to connect with others here 

Submitted by Ci Ci

welcome!!! thank you for joining! i hope that you find this space to be healing and comforting! 

Submitted by tj30trust

Welcome, Lotus. So happy to have you join our very special family of bloggers. I hope you find strength as I have in sharing my words and reading the words of so many wonderful women.

Submitted by MariaHIVMejia


so happy that you finally joined us! You will find so much support and most importantly you will help many women around the globe who identify with you and your story.

Love and light,


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