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.
Lizzie Jordan was able to visit The Blue Roof Wellness Centre designed and built by Keep a Child Alive (KCA), an organization founded in 2003 by AIDS activist Leigh Blake and 15-time Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys, as an emergency push to get life-saving HIV medication to children needlessly dying of AIDS in Africa.
Two days with 270 people from 78 countries all with one thing in common; each one of us is HIV+.
I am guilty. I am incredibly privileged.
It has become apparent that we still have such a long way to go. Many many people connected to those in my life don’t know the basics. The basics of living with HIV in 2016. For those willing to learn and educate themselves, THT offer… Read More
This morning I was invited into the studio to sit with Melvyn Prior at BBC Radio Lincolnshire to talk through my story, HIV and the work that Think2Speak does. Listen to the convo here
The title isn’t quite accurate – I don’t really have any of those three things in my life – the double DD are no more since losing weight, potatoes are no more and swapped out for sweet potatoes and I weaned myself off the antideps a couple of years ago.. but never one to let the truth get in the way of a (blog) story et al…