Intro - Sian Green

My name is Sian Green and I was diagnosed six years ago with HIV. I have two children who I love very unconditionally, and I am from New Orleans, LA.

Becoming an HIV/AIDS activist was not second nature nor was finding my purpose in life. I truly thought I wanted to be a baker and own a bakery, but I still felt unfulfilled. While sitting down with my case manager, having a discussion about my life, which was very therapeutic, it dawned on me!

My darkest trials, including self-esteem, domestic violence, homelessness, depression, anxiety, being a single parent, betrayal and being HIV POSITIVE, always brought doubtful questions of: When would it end? Where is the light? Why me? What have I done? My trials were my testimony! A testimony that hundreds to millions can hear and feel empowered. For those who are HIV positive and carry other burdens to know you are not alone. I am not alone!

I gave it all to GOD!

Why Sian wants to be part of A Girl Like Me: The reason why I will love to be a part of A Girl Like Me is because this program speaks volumes to all women who are living with HIV. This program is not just a blog that we can submit to relieve the burdens we have encountered in this journey, but it is a support group. All stories are different but our main motive is to show and believe that one day there will be a cure for HIV and all HIV criminalization will stop and “We” will not be discriminated against. We are people. We have a voice. We will not stop fighting!

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Welcome to the family.

Angel S.'s picture

Welcome to the family.

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Thank you

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Powerful

KatieAdsila's picture

thank you so much for sharing this Sian, your testimony is powerful and inspirational and relatable, I know I can relate to thinking the same thoughts, “When will it end” “Where is the light” “Why me” “What did I do”, I’m happy that you’re finding your voice and your power, it takes great courage to bare ourselves and share our deepest truths but there’s nothing more powerful than naked truth, I know you will be an inspiration to many and I myself look forward to reading more of your powerful truth.  Lots of love and respect to you sis!!

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Thank you

SianGreen's picture

Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate it. I did post a blog with Postive Women's Network called the "Other Me" as well.

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I am going to look your Blog

Beautifulb's picture

I am going to look your Blog up. I am going to look into getting into that. I've never gotten into Blogs and things so I will have to start looking into it.

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Still new to this

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What an amazing story Sian. I am still trying to get familar with the sight and meeting new people to talk to. Your story was inspiring because I feel all of those feelings evry day of my life and no one knows the pain I carry around everyday. Thank you and I hope that by me reaching out I can get some support from other woman and suggestions on how to speak via A Girl Like Me, email or what ever

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Thank you

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Thank you so much . I will be more than happy to help you while we go through this journey together. I have met wonderful people and will share . I have a Facebook page as well. Reach out anytime.

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Thank you

SianGreen's picture

Thank you so much . I will be more than happy to help you while we go through this journey together. I have met wonderful people and will share . I have a Facebook page as well. Reach out anytime.

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Let us know if you are ever

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Let us know if you are ever interested in blogging on A Girl Like Me!

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Showing interests

Beautifulb's picture

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out and I would absolutely like to look into blogging and getting to know a little bit more about it, and how its helped other people. I am new on here and I am still getting familar so please bare with me.

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Blogging with A Girl Like Me

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Hi fulmergirl and Shyronn--We would love to have you join the A Girl Like Me family! We are heading off to USCA conference soon, so may be after we get back next week...Thank you! And feel free to email me directly at kmartel@thewellproject.org with questions! 

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Blogging for A Girl Like Me

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Hi, I'm interested in blogging for a girl like me!

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Welcome

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Hello everyone.

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Welcome. Reading through the

Angel S.'s picture

Welcome. Reading through the blog then all the replies. Truly I teared up with joy . This thing we call blogging is a mental healtj tool to so many of us. I too asked those questions. Im glad you share a piece of you woth me. I learn from eaxh person. Thank ypu all . Sian ,powerful words. #solidarity #noshame

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Hello Sister

María HIV Mejía's picture

welcome to our sisterhood !!! very powerful young advocate! as you know you can count on me for anything you may need.

 

love and light

 

Maria Mejia

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