The Well Project Leadership Exchange


The Well Project Leadership Exchange is a new series connecting thoughtleaders in the HIV community to explore one another’s work, activism, and personal experiences. This series will bring together cis and trans women and others who uplift women's voices across the HIV community in dialogue. Please join us for this remarkable series as we look to find new ways to connect leaders and learn from one another during these unusual and challenging times.

Ciarra Covin and Celeste Watkins-Hayes, PhD – August 2020

Check out the first Well Project Leadership Exchange between our community advisory board (CAB) member Ciarra Covin and WRI member and sociologist Celeste Watkins-Hayes, PhD. Ciarra joined The Well Project in 2019 as an A Girl Like Me blogger, became a CAB member in 2020, and is the owner of Healing is Voluntary. Celeste is a member of our Women’s Research Initiative on HIV/AIDS (WRI) whose work has focused on Black women and HIV and the HIV safety net and the author of Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality. Ciarra became interested in speaking with Celeste after seeing her plenary presentation at AIDS 2020.

Masonia Traylor and Vignetta Charles, PhD – September 2020

The next in our series of The Well Project Leadership Exchange features a discussion between our community advisory board (CAB) member Masonia Traylor and our board member Vignetta Charles, PhD. Masonia joined The Well Project in 2017 as a CAB member and began blogging for A Girl Like Me in 2018, and is the owner of Lady BurgAndy. Vignetta became a member of our Board of Directors in 2019 and is the Chief Executive Officer at ETR. This session focuses on the work that both of these leaders do to help foster leadership among others and lift up the voices and experiences of youth.


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