I have been working to flesh out #CelebrateUU, a social movement I’m starting to help overcome the stigma of living with HIV/AIDS. I was able to photograph three people for the effort before we went into lockdown. I’ll be sharing those stories in coming weeks.
I’m still figuring out how we’ll continue this work in the current climate. At its core, #CelebrateUU is about self-advocacy. A selfie, with a sign and some hashtags and BAM – we are changing the conversation and reclaiming our diagnosis and dignity. There is NO shame!
In the meantime, if you or someone you know is living with HIV/AIDS and might be interested in sharing your story – please get in touch with me.