I am a healthy 62 year old woman living with untransmittable HIV for 20 years. I take care of myself, exercise, cook healthy meals, and work full-time at an integrative health clinic managing the Botanical Medicine Department.

I have an awesome 32 year old son and daughter-in-law and will be a first time Grandma in 2023! I'm excited for this new role in my life and strengthening family bonds.

I strive to balance simple pleasures with social interaction, and time alone to recharge. Nature and the outdoors nourish me and I love the Oregon coast, lakes, and rivers. I am single and live alone in Oregon. I have practiced mind-body awareness since my teenage years. Yoga, meditation, dance, frame drumming, chanting, ritual and prayer are modalities I have turned to.

Why Positive Sunbeam wants to be part of A Girl Like Me: I have been mostly isolated with my HIV status and now welcome my commitment of integrating life experience to be an advocate voice to end HIV stigma.