A Girl Like Me (AGLM), a program of The Well Project, is a blog where women ( cis and trans The Well Project serves women across the gender spectrum. (More about gender identity)) 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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Yay February!?!

These short 28 days of Black History!

A time when the world tries to act like they actually give a damn about Black people.

Post a couple pictures of ancestors that have been engrained in our head since we were in elementary school and you're good.

But you...

Porchia Dees' Thoughts on #NBHAAD

Racism has affected our people in many different ways. 2020 has made it very clear just how much it affects us in the criminal justice system. And the outbreak of this new strand of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has made it blatant how Racism is also a very huge Public Health...

#NBHAAD

According to the CDC, in 2018, Black/African American people accounted for 13% of the US population but 42% (16,002) of the 37,968 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and dependent areas.

If 2020 has taught us anything it's that life is precious but not guaranteed! Individuals living with HIV...

Earn Your Respect

Those who have been following The Well Project know that it was founded by a woman, run by a team of women, for women worldwide. Its motto also reads: "Together, we can change the course of epidemic - one woman at a time."

Why is The Well Project focusing more...

Back in New York. So...

Back in New York.

So grateful to be home in New York. I tried to move in the middle of the pandemic. Which wasn't a bright idea. So am back in New York in yet another Shelter, Third one in 3 months. And the funny thing is , am in a shelter in the program I left 3 months ago. After 16 years. Can you say no escaping....

In the Depths of Winter

Today begins with a dance, a delicious duet between my anxious twinges and relatively dark depression. The audience on the edge of their seats... who will take the lead? Will she weep on the ground or work diligently to steady gasping breaths in the corner of the room?

Oh, it's...

U=U life coach

My dear lovely people living with HIV, I am not sure if we all know what U=U means. If not, I am always glad to explain it once again as it is really important to know U=U and how it can help to break the HIV stigma.

If you have...

My Christmas Carol

I remember fond memories of Christmas in the days of my youth, watching all of the classics like Rudolph, Frosty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Charlie Brown Christmas Special, etc. on tv every year, no matter how many times you'd already seen them lol. My brother and sister and I...

2021AC

Hello Queens!

We are off to a new start! 2021 on deck! Heeeeyyyyy nowwwww! Rock with it! Do your dance with it! Snap your fingers to it! Tip your champagne glass and shake your shimmy Girl! Toast to a new year.

Look at me, all excited for nothing. SMH! Most...

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Pinball

There is a moment of clarity in some things. It's a crystal clear picture. You can can see yourself as if you were in portrait mode. It's like that moment you put a quarter in an arcade pinball machine. You're focused on trying to see the angles before the ball...

A Conversation With Confidence

Do you struggle with self-confidence? I know I do. It usually doesn't matter how good or even trained I am at something, I'm still always doubtful of my abilities to do the best job, or sometimes even an adequate job, always doubting myself. It's a nasty little quirk of my...

Five Years Ago Today

May 23, 2021 marked five years that I've been living with HIV. It honestly doesn't even seem like it's been that long, but when I look back to all that led to that very day, it all stemmed from the lack of love I had for myself.

Since the 3rd...

Intro - Malina

I'm a neurodivergent mama raising two beautiful children who mean the world to me. I've been living with HIV nearly 11 years now and it hasn't slowed me down one bit.

Why Malina wants to be part of A Girl Like Me: I believe that through lived experiences and...

Conferences, COVID & Replays

I have been HIV positive since 2016, almost five years. When I thought about sharing my story and status publicly, I knew I would eventually attend conferences where I could meet many other amazing women living openly with the condition. I've had dreams about these conferences but I didn't imagine...

Rally Together for Each Other

Hi ladies, it's been a long while since I've checked in or written on my blog. Life's been busy, a lot of things have changed for me. Things I thought I would never see.

I was 18 when I was diagnosed with HIV, that was 1989. At that time there...

To Tattoo OR Not to Tattoo

Even when it comes to HIV and tattoos the messages are pretty mixed. Can people with HIV get tattoos? Is there a risk to a tattoo artist in inking someone who's HIV positive? Does a tattoo heal differently on someone with HIV?

The doctor I visited told me not to...

Helpless Helper

I called Al-Anon.

In tears.

Ugly, snotty, gasping for air type ass tears.

The lady on the other end of the line was patient as I struggled to ask for where the meetings be at.

Knowing good, damned well I could have probably Googled the time and locations...

Inspired

For a whole bunch of reasons no one but me cares about, I've been doing some research and compartmentalizing in my life. Taking stock and assessing where I am not and where I could be emotionally. It has to do with realizing I don't dream anymore. I don't know when...

I Am... Open

Hello my lovely people. It is always great to have something to keep you positively busy during these strange Covid times. So I am very excited to share a new initiative called stories of hope with you. I will be leading this for the coming 4 months.

Just a little...

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