Smart + Strong.
All Rights Reserved.
Smart + Strong®
is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.
Learning to Remain Positive
My first sober New York City Pride changed my life thanks to Miss Hell’s Kitchen and the untampered enthusiasm I felt in the Pride Parade.
June 23rd, 2014, when I found my strength in my weakness.
I pretended I wasn’t scared of anything, but I feared everything.
Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to climb back to the top, and at this point in 2014, I was headed straight for rock bottom.
I was headed somewhere, but the destination was to nowhere.
My addiction was becoming unmanageable, but I had no idea.
ME: “I only use meth like once a month. It’s not a big issue.”
MY FRIENDS: “Girl, are you crazy? Meth is serious. You need help.”
When I was left to my own devices, I relied on substances to make me feel better and fit in.
This is when I was introduced to Broadway Bares.
The process toward a creating a healthier lifestyle and discovering my genotype.
And I don’t mean the kind with a doctor.
Have you ever had someone wish that you’d die of AIDS? I have.
Responsibility is sexy, and I didn’t realize how powerful that was until much later.
I wanted to escape. So I turned to what I knew best: booze and bumps.
My older sister told my brother of my HIV status, and I didn’t know how to handle it. The best way we knew was through love.
A passionate romance soon began—and so did my HIV story.
She was always my biggest fan. And she still is.
When the doctor broke the news to me.
You have been inactive for 60 minutes and will be logged out in . Any updates not saved will be lost.
Click here to log back in.