Positive Women’s Network – USA is pleased to introduce Emili Ema Sedlar, a journalist in Croatia who is volunteering her time and talent covering issues for women living with HIV in the U.S. and in the world for PWN! Have an idea for a story or an issue you’d like to see covered? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Note from Emili Ema Sedlar
My name is Emili Ema Sedlar and I have been involved in journalism for the past four years. Last year, I graduated from journalism school at the University of Applied Sciences (VERN) in Zagreb and today I continue my studies in the graduate field as a communications student. Before a year ago, I started writing for a student paper called Global and a few months later I started to volunteer at a LGBT news site called CroL, for which I still write today. I regularly write articles about the problematic issues that LGBT individuals face around the world, how different artists project important social issues through artwork and HIV/AIDS activism.
The reason why I am writing for Positive Women’s Network is because I strongly believe that women living with HIV need to have their voices heard and this kind of activism is extremely important. When I first heard of Positive Women’s Network, I immediately looked up the “Who we are” link and wanted to discover more about this beautiful website. Reading the staff’s and board of directors biographies filled me with so much inspiration, since I was learning so much about their work as HIV activists and how their dedication moves forward everyday. I knew how I wanted to be a part of this group since I immediately knew that we shared something in common: the need to promote human rights in a time where the current American politics is turning into a catastrophe. Even though this is all going on, Positive Women’s Network is stronger than ever, especially with powerful women that continue to fight–and that gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.