Intro - Avery

I am a 24-year-old free spirited woman. I love solo travels to the beach, I love meeting new people, and I love finding myself each and every day.

In June of 2023, I was cheated on by my partner of three years. In that same month, I was diagnosed with HIV, despite being tested every year prior. Only a three-letter word, a four-letter sentence that is so soul crushing. "You are HIV-positive." My mind went blank, my heart was broken. My womanhood felt like it had been completely destroyed. My sense of beauty, my life as I knew it, felt as if it was stolen from me in the blink of an eye. Of course, that was all based on internalized stereotypes about HIV. Continue reading...

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