My name is Angel Stetson, and I am 47 years old. I am a mother of a beautiful daughter, who is 30 years old and have two granddaughters, ages 12 and 9.

I studied to be a paralegal at Kaiser University and earned my certificate degree at Boston College. I have been blogging for A Girl Like Me for The Well Project since 2015. I’ve volunteered for my local ASO since 2006 and I do public speaking and outreach for The Bethesda House, a local place for people who are newly diagnosed with HIV or looking for support in their journey while living with HIV.

I am passionate about stopping stigma related to HIV. I enjoy educating my community and whomever will listen about U=U. I have been dating my man since 2012 and he is not HIV positive.

Why Angel wants to be part of A Girl Like Me: I was looking for a way to become more comfortable with my status when I happened upon The Well Project and A Girl Like Me. Through the webinars and stories I read, I became available to join in on life. I want to help others avoid the fear and empty feelings of thinking they are alone.