I am not HIV+ but have spent my life a stuanch ally.

I am a Medical Case Manager in Winchester, VA serving people living with HIV.  I started serving PLWH and those at risk in the early 90s.  I had to do something.  Anything. The societal reaction was appalling and I was losing too many friends.  I found TWP when I was looking for resources for women.  And WOW, did I find it!  I will be forever grateful for the experiences you have shared, the resources available, the knowledge imparted.  I am a better human and a better advocate as a result.  Growth is so important, even (especially) when it's uncomfortable. 

I think self care in all forms is critical and I have begun my journey to being healthier and kinder to myself instead of "hypocricy thy name is".  I have a very elderly mother who I spend a great deal of time with and a Beagle who is my heart of hearts.  She is a retired pharmaceutical research dog and has taught me a tremendous amount about resilience, tenacity and joy.  Now we're involved in the sport of agility and she has earned 4 blue ribbons!

I love you & there's absolutely nothing you can do about it!

~ For there is always light if we're brave enought to see it.  If only we're brave enough to be it.  *Amanda Gorman ~