South Africa

I am a 33 year old female born, bread, buttered in Johannesburg. A God fearing, God loving, highly favoured, spirit filled woman of God. Nothing, and I mean nothing, could have prepared me for the news I received of being diagnosed with HIV on the 14th June 2012, a few days before my 32nd birthday, and a few weeks before my mid-year exams. That day to date remains the most life changing point in my life. Am I angry? No, I'm grateful that this is my journey I have to walk, one that I try and will try to walk with divine strength and grace.

Why Highly Favoured wants to be a part of A Girl Like Me: I would like be a part of A Girl Like Me because I would love to share my story, my hardships and victories with people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. There is still so much to be learnt by people, I've often found myself in conversations with people that I think are generally knowledgeable and I'm always left in shock and disappointment where HIV/AIDS is concerned. Also I love writing and I would love to write about something I have a passion for, for lack of a better word. This has become I part of me, I’ve embraced, I live with it, it is who I am.

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