A Girl Like Me Contributors Introduction

A Girl Like Me (AGLM), a program of The Well Project, is a blog where women ( cis and trans What does this mean? ) can share their experiences and promote understanding of HIV. Millions of women around the globe are living with HIV, yet many feel they are alone in their disease and isolated in their day-to-day experiences. The goals of AGLM are to help normalize HIV; and to create a safe space for women living with HIV from around the world to speak out and share their experiences – with each other, and with those seeking a support community.

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Contributors (Bloggers)

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My name is Connie L. Johnson. I am a daughter, a sister, a niece, and a friend, who was diagnosed with AIDS in 2002. I am the oldest daughter of Gladys Belle Dean-Johnson, who was a 42 year old...
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My preferred name is da sassi diva. I was born in Swaziland, raised in the Free-state and bred in Johannesburg. I'm 21 years old and currently residing in Cape Town as I'm pursuing higher education...
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Dawn Averitt is the Founder and Emeritus Board Member of The Well Project, a non-profit organization formed in 2002 to improve the lives of women living with HIV and AIDS and change the course of the...
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My Name is Destiny Smith. I am a mother of two. I am more recently diagnosed with HIV. In December of 2017 I found out while I was pregnant with my daughter. It was the worst, but biggest blessing I...
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Monique D. Howell-Moree was born in Oklahoma City, OK in April, 1981. She is a 1999 graduate of Summerville High School, and after graduation Monique enlisted in the United States Army. As a member...
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My name is Devarah 'Dee' Borrego, and I'm a 28-year-old, HIV+ transwoman originally from Denver, Colorado, who grew up mostly in suburban Connecticut. I acquired HIV at age 20; the same year as I...
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Hi lovely ladies, I would like to introduce myself to you. I am Dianne Nyoni. I'm an Australian woman who loves laughing, family, reading books, nature (the beautiful beaches in Australia) and...
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My chosen name is Kat and I am from Maryland. I am 30 years old and the mother of 2 adorable boys 5 and 8, and I am HIV Positive. Wow, that's the first time I actually said it since I was diagnosed...
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My name is Elaine Henderson. I am a 39 year old HIV positive woman from Cleveland, Ohio. I was diagnosed in April, 2008. I am a contract worker for the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. I am an...
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Erika Castellanos is a Transgender woman diagnosed with HIV in 1995. She started her work in HIV volunteering in hospices where she realized the need to be organized as a community to improve the...


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