#PWNspeaks Blog

Speak your mind on our #PWNspeaks blog!megaphone PWN style

You have a lot of thoughts, feelings and opinions…whether about health, relationships or politics, your experience as a woman living with HIV has helped shape your views, and those views deserve to be heard. We welcome all submissions from women living with HIV.

Write about whatever you like…or use one of the prompts below to get started. To read blogs by other PWN-USA members, scroll down to the bottom of this page for a list, or choose from the drop-down menu in the navigation bar.

Posts can be as long or short as you like. You can also make a video blog (or vlog) post instead if you prefer! We can post in your name or anonymously–please specify when you submit. PWN-USA’s Communications Director is ready to provide editing support as needed or desired.

To submit a blog post, email a written blog post or a link to your vlog post on YouTube to jsmithcamejo@pwn-usa.org–or use the contact form below (written posts only). Please allow 3 or more business days for blog posts to be edited and posted. You may be contacted by email for more information or to approve an edited version of your post. Thanks for speaking up!

#PWNspeaks Writing Prompts

(These are just suggestions, not required topics)

February 2017:

The new Congress has already taken the first steps to repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA; known as “Obamacare”). Repeal of the ACA could take away health insurance from as many as 20 million people; make health care even more expensive and inaccessible for millions; undermine the ability of people with pre-existing conditions (like HIV and other chronic conditions) to get coverage; and make sexual and reproductive health care, including contraception, more expensive and less accessible. They have also promised to de-fund Planned Parenthood in the process of repealing the ACA, further undermining women’s health in the U.S. What message would you like to send to Congress and the incoming administration in regards to health care?
SUBMIT YOUR BLOG POST HERE or email to jsmithcamejo@pwn-usa.org.

#PWNSpeaks Blog Posts:
We Are the Change, by Stacy Jennings
Power, by Monique Howell
World AIDS Day in Atlanta, by Shyronn Jones
Ending HIV Stigma, by Christina Carta
Hiding Behind the Mask, by Christina Carta
My Time at Speak Up! 2016, by Alicia Diggs
You, WE Matter!, by Monique Howell-Moree
It’s Time for Change, by Tiommi Luckett
Little Girl Grows Up, by Teresa Sullivan
PWN-USA Sisterhood, by Angel Vick
Ready, Set, Grow! AIDS 2016, by Waheedah Shabazz-El
Women Now!, by Monica Charleston
Sex Work and HIV, by Tiommi Luckett
Mirror, by Monique Howell-Moree
Latina Voice–and Proud, by Maria Nogueira
Eight Years PROUD, by Loren Jones
Thoughts on HIV Is Not a Crime, by Monique Howell-Moree
Mental Illness, HIV & Stigma, by Christina Carta
Do You Ever Have Doubts?, by Christina Carta
Sister Love Song, by Princess
Wake-Up Call, by Princess
Stress and How It Affects You, by Christina Carta
My Story of Stigma, by Lisa Johnson-Lett
We Are Sisters, by Princess
It’s All About Relationships, by Rachel Weissburg
Love and Relationships, by Christina Carta
Love Positive Women, by PowerSource
Black Shame and HIV, by Loren Jones