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"Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined." –Toni Morrison. When I ran across this quote I felt it was appropriate to tie into what I experienced during this year's AIDSWATCH, because it...
Submitted on Apr 23, 2019
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I think Eleanor Roosevelt said it best when she said this about confidence "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself I lived through the horror. I can take the next thing that comes along."
Submitted on Oct 11, 2018
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Growing up in a small rural North Carolina town, I grew up listening to artists like Sam Cooke. The lyrics from one of his songs describe the hope that my advocacy work is a contribution to change. “...
Submitted on Jun 16, 2018
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This blog is dedicated to my best friend sister, Nichelle Daniel. While walking through the mall with my best friend (sister) for twenty or more years, we were talking about the importance of taking...
Submitted on Dec 1, 2017
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It was not until the ADAP conference that I realized how important support is when getting adjusted to living with HIV. When I was newly diagnosed with HIV, having support played a huge role in my...
Submitted on Oct 12, 2017
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Life for me and how I saw the world changed three years ago in April 2015. I remember it like it was yesterday. I had just put my pre-k students on the bus to go home, when I came back to my...
Submitted on Sep 21, 2017
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I have been HIV positive for three years this past April. The way I found out has changed my whole life and I am definitely not the same person I was three years ago.
Submitted on Jun 28, 2017

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