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Feminists We Love: Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, M.D., M.Sc. [VIDEO]

February 25, 2014
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Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, M.D., M.Sc.

“We are feminist warriors, not perfectionists.” ~ Lisa Factora-Borchers ~ I begin with my sister Lisa Factora-Borchers’ quote to remind myself that striving for perfection is actually going in the opposite direction of self care. To be clear, I believe we should all strive to do our absolute best in any and everything that we set...
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HIV and Bumming Cigarettes: A Conversation With tiona.m.

December 1, 2012
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HIV and Bumming Cigarettes: A Conversation With tiona.m.

I first met award-winning Black lesbian filmmaker tiona.m. (Tiona McClodden) in Atlanta in spring 2005 when she was working as a freelance videographer at Spelman College. I was in the near final post-production stages of my film NO! The Rape Documentary when I was an Artist-in-Residence at Spelman College’s Women’s Resource and Research Center’s...
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Are We Really That Different from Cicely Bolden?

September 20, 2012
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Are We Really That Different from Cicely Bolden?

By Kat Griffith Cicely Bolden was a young woman who was stabbed to death by her boyfriend because of her HIV status. After school, her young children found her at home, murdered. Media coverage states that the boyfriend killed her (brutally, I might add) when she disclosed her HIV-positive status after they had sex....
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She Didn’t Deserve To Die

September 20, 2012
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She Didn’t Deserve To Die

By Precious Jackson I’m saddened to hear about Cicely Bolden’s murder at the hand of her intimate partner when this did not need to happen. Bolden was a woman living with HIV, with two young children, who disclosed her status to her partner after they had sex. Maybe she didn’t feel comfortable enough to...
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U.S. Positive Women's Network devastated by murder of HIV-positive woman in Dallas

September 14, 2012
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The U.S. Positive Women’s Network (PWN), a national membership body of women living with HIV, is devastated to hear the tragic news that a young woman living with HIV in Dallas, Texas, was murdered for disclosing her HIV status to a partner.  PWN calls for immediate action to eliminate HIV stigma and violence against...
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Court: Namibia HIV Sterilization Violated Rights

August 3, 2012
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Three women of Namibia who have been diagnosed as HIV positive were coercively sterilized in violation of their basic rights, the High Court in Windhoek found on Monday. The court case was first filed in 2010, and the women are expected to be awarded financially, though no specific amounts have been disclosed. The three women, in...
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