Meeting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to share my story and Think2Speak’s work
2016 – my year in HIV advocacy It has been quite a year – and, as per last year, I’ve taken the opportunity to reflect. Trying to choose a sole image to represent each month has been so very difficult, yet joyful. 2016 – I’ll never forget you.
I was honoured to be Terrence Higgins Trust’s invited speaker at their Annual Parliamentary Reception in The House of Lords for World AIDS Day 2016. Sharing my personal story, and the work of Think2Speak with dignitaries, fellow advocates, politicians, medics and the media. Read more… Read More
AIDS2016 Durban South Africa – I’ve pick out a handful of my musings from a selection of the sessions I went to in both the main venue and the Global Village
Personally one of the greatest outcomes from the conference was the people that I’ve met. Many advocates and activists that I’ve followed on social media for many years became real people to embrace, and I met their friends, their colleagues, their projects and their stories.
Adriana Bertini is an artist living in Brazil who takes old or faulty condoms and uses them to create art. She goes into schools, gets the young people used to handling and talking about condoms, whilst smashing the shame around carrying them, all while together creating amazing works of art!
The Red Ribbon Awards held a ‘Special Session’ to congratulate the 2016 Red Ribbon award winners, in Durban South Africa at the AIDS2016 conference to celebrate the vital work being done by these grass level community based groups.