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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Coming Soon

I can't wait to share with y'all all the ish I’ve been going through!

I'm not about to let 10yrs of surviving HIV end with me just popping out the ground only talking about HIV.

Turned on Goodie Mob, Big Boi, & BackBone this morning and realized that my heart...

Let's get back on track!

It is 1 December, WORLD AIDS DAY, and this year's theme is "Global solidarity, resilient services".

The world has known a rough year because of covid-19. And this has sometimes made us forget about the fight to end HIV and AIDS by 2030. I would like to take this moment...

World AIDS Day 2020

Yesterday as we celebrated World AIDS Day, I reflected a little bit on my own journey of having HIV living with me. I have been HIV positive for 5 years. I have been undetectable since I began treatment and have been fortunate enough to be healthy and thriving. I know...

Somebody Like Me

Awwwww shit.

Here comes the uncomfortable feelings.

The ones that come when I don't have a man by my side.

I'm going to try to explain what I'm feeling, which is hard because I don't really believe half of this mess.

I feel good, for the most part.

I feel...

One of Many Reflections

You know life can be so heart-wrenching difficult. In my most recent days I've had to look at life from a new lens. Since experiencing the heart attack, I no longer have the same capacity to do as much as I used to and it's been so hard to accept....

This List There...

This List

There a list (Co infections).
I keep 2016 was a doozy of a year for me. Because doctors warned me to use condoms and be safe .But am my own person right. Lol I found out I had cervical cancer but didn't hear the part of HPV. They on top of ot came my unbalanced hyperthyroid . I had started HIV medication September of 2015 for...

This List There...

This List

There a list (Co infections).
I keep 2016 was a doozy of a year for me. Because doctors warned me to use condoms and be safe .But am my own person right. Lol I found out I had cervical cancer but didn't hear the part of HPV. They on top of ot came my unbalanced hyperthyroid . I had started HIV medication September of 2015 for...

I've come a damn long way. ...

I've come a damn long way.
Being a thriving POS WOMAN 32 DARN YEARS !!!! No one could have told me that I would have made it to see fewer pills. It been 6 years and am doing ok my CD4 count is 990 and am undetectable. This has been a real struggle in the past. I got off drugs, left the street life, was in stable housing (which...

You people

I am born dark brown although many people prefer to call my colour black. OK, then I am black! Do you have a problem with that?

It's shocking how ignorant people remain about racism! In a week I experienced two cases, and I will share the most bizarre example here...

I Almost Forgot

Every morning I take a pill and that has been my life for almost three years. Still, somehow I almost forget. I live day to day trying to better myself, and create different streams of income. All because I want - no, I need - to create generational wealth and...

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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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