United States

Lovinglife is a long-term survivor living with HIV since 1985, surviving an AIDS diagnosis, homelessness, and drug addiction, she has spent the past few decades being an advocate for HIV and women's health issues. Lovinglife is currently working towards a doctorate in Public Health, with a special interest in implementation science and integrated care. She hopes to improve health care delivery for people living with HIV, especially those who are dually or triply diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorders.

Why Lovinglife wants to be a part of A Girl Like Me: I believe it is important that women around the world find a voice, find others who they can identify with, and find hope. I am not alone and neither are you!