#PWNspeaks Blog

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

Our member blogs are linked at the bottom of this page–check them out!

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)

October 2017:

October 23 is PWN-USA’s National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV. Statistics show that women living with HIV are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence, and that women facing intimate partner violence are more vulnerable to acquiring HIV. Why do you think this is? What is your own experience with IPV and HIV?
SUBMIT YOUR BLOG POST HERE or email to jsmithcamejo@pwn-usa.org.


#PWNSpeaks Blog Posts:
America, by Shyronn Jones
Happy Birthday, PWN-USA!, by Lepena Reid
Health Care Is Life. The AHCA Is Not, by Barb Cardell & Kari Hartel
Who Would Have Thought?, by Meta Smith-Davis
Women Living ’17, by Shyronn Jones
Bodily Autonomy, by Alexieindia Abrams
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