My decision to openly share my HIV status at the age of 23 was not about seeking attention but about filling a critical gap in the conversation. I wanted to become a voice for those living with HIV, breaking down stigmas and misconceptions that surround the condition.
As a relationship and sex blogger, I don't stick to the typical boundaries of mainstream conversations. I dive into the unspoken topics, challenging societal norms and celebrating the diversity of human relationships and sexualities. My articles are unique because they're based on my own experiences, including my journey through sexual identity, dealing with STDs, and exploring various forms of non-monogamy and sex-positive behaviors.
But I'm not just an advocate; I'm also a learner. Education is at the core of my work, and I gather knowledge from a wide range of educational resources to ensure that my content is not only relatable but also well-informed. This commitment to learning and sharing knowledge helps me provide valuable insights on complex subjects.
I'm proud to be an HIV dating coach, helping those living with HIV find the love and companionship they deserve. Witnessing the evolution of how we treat HIV, from the days of misunderstanding and discrimination to today's acceptance and support, has been inspiring. I want to contribute to this positive change by sharing my experiences and insights through the A Girl Like Me blog, offering hope and encouragement to those facing similar challenges.
Why Zora wants to be part of A Girl Like Me: I want to be a part of A Girl Like Me because I'm passionate about raising awareness on what it's like to be born with HIV and navigating the complexities of dating someone who doesn't have HIV. Sharing my personal experiences and insights can help dispel misconceptions, reduce stigma, and foster understanding in the broader community. By joining this initiative, I hope to contribute to a supportive network and empower others facing similar challenges, ensuring that their voices are heard and their stories are shared, ultimately breaking down barriers and fostering inclusivity. Together, we can make a meaningful impact in the fight against HIV-related stigma and discrimination.