I had the immense pleasure of attending and participating in PWN's First Annual Women's Conference in Fort Walton Beach, Florida in October compliments of The Well Project and A Girl Like Me. While there I was offered the opportunity to co-facilitate a workshop that focused on encouraging women to utilize their natural gifts to promote community and build political and social power within that community. This experience was indeed one of many highlights of 2014. Oftentimes I am dismissed from workshops, conferences, meetings, etc. temporarily excited about the experiences shared, the information offered and the camaraderie felt. Upon returning home I tuck away the tote bags, name tag, and conference booklet in preparation to readjust to "real life" but this conference was different. I returned to Chicago filled with pride and confidence in knowing that I am a part of a much larger entity determined to stamp out negative HIV/AIDS-related stigma and fight on behalf of positive women across the nation.
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