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Twana Lawler: Author Inspires Others Through Experience Living with HIV/AIDS Thumbnail

During this year’s season of giving, we are thrilled to spotlight poet, author, playwright, screenwriter and gospel writer, Twana Lawler. We thank Twana for writing the special story below and for impacting lives affected by HIV/AIDS with her “Tragedy to Destiny” perspective. We are thankful for Twana  for having the voice to speak out about HIV/AIDS to help others. *** [...]

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Red Pump Stories: Maria Mejia, HIV/AIDS Ambassador & Motivational Speaker Thumbnail

Have you heard of Greater Than AIDS or the Your Story, Your HIV Wisdom Campaign? If so, then you may also recognize the name, Maria Mejia, nationally known HIV activist, blogger, vlogger, motivational speaker and global ambassador for The Well Project. Diagnosed at 16, Mejia has been living with HIV for 27 years and has become a global activist [...]

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The Story Being Positive Aware’s #ADayWithHIV Campaign Thumbnail

You know how you “know someone” but you realize that you don’t really know them? That’s how I felt when I was asked to link up with Jeff Berry, the Editor-in-Chief of Positively Aware, and talk about his life and the A Day with HIV campaign. I’ve known Jeff for a couple of years through [...]

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Red Pump Stories: Michelle Anderson, HIV/AIDS Activist Thumbnail

  “I rock the Red Pump to raise awareness, end stigma, shame and blame that HIV brings to the lives of women who didn’t do anything wrong or different to receive such a diagnosis,” said Michelle Anderson, the first openly HIV positive woman to ever run for and win the national pageant title, Ms. Plus [...]

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Join The Conversation Around #KnowingIsPriceless on Twitter Thumbnail

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in 32 Black women will be diagnosed with HIV in her lifetime. It’s not that Black women engage in riskier behaviors than other women. We just happen to be at the intersection of many different factors that can place us at greater risk. Some [...]

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There’s Nothing Sexier than Being Sexually Healthy Thumbnail

Being sexy makes a women feel special, confident and comfortable in her own skin. It’s one of many first thoughts in the morning. Does this blouse look right? Are these shoes matching? Do I need a different eyeshadow? Whatever question is asked, just know it’s a part of every women’s mental sexiness. In addition to feeling [...]

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Creating Fun and Fabulous Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Crafts to Show Support for HIV/AIDS Thumbnail

By: LaShonda Wells, Contributing Writer In March, we celebrated the 10th Annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a special blog post featuring Hydeia Broadbent. Last week, we headed to Washington D.C. for our 2nd Annual Red Summer Soiree: Brunching for a Cause. Created as a benefit to commemorate National HIV Testing Day, the afternoon was filled [...]

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Red Pump Stories: Andrea Walker, Author and Founder of iROC Thumbnail

This month, we are sharing the story of Andrea Walker, a 31-year-old author, mother and HIV/AIDS activist. Andrea is the mother of five children, three of them are her biological children and the other two are her nieces. She’s single-handedly them raised since she was the young age of seventeen, after learning of her mother’s HIV-positive status at the [...]

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Red Summer soiree 2015

The 2nd Annual Red Summer Soiree will take place on Saturday, June 20 from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at M Street Bar & Grill (2033 M Street NW) in the heart of DC. The Red Summer Soiree is one of our newest signature events and is a benefit brunch commemorating National HIV Testing Day. The [...]

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Sheryl Lee Ralph: Why I am Divinely Inspired and Victoriously AIDS Aware (Guest Post) Thumbnail

From the entire Red Pump Project team, we are thrilled to share with you a guest post from the illustrious Sheryl Lee Ralph! We thank Sheryl for writing the special story below and for using her talents in singing and acting to benefit lives affected by HIV/AIDS. Please join us in welcoming Sheryl to the Red Pump [...]

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