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Learning to Remain Positive
My first date with Mr. Man and I did it sober.
A hot hookup with Mr. Man left me feel nothing but respect...and tingles.
My building blocks of sexual integrity started with a condom.
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.
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