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Going on tour forced me to face my codependent nature.
Whether dancing with the Drag Race queens or raising HIV awareness, I began to feel hope for myself and others.
I didn’t realize how much HIV stigma affected me, until I got a golden career opportunity.
I felt powerful. And it wasn’t just from looking beautiful.
I’d be more vulnerable than ever before. Something told me it was time.
And it all began with a questionnaire and a Cookie.
One day it hit me: I was addicted to chaos.
I rinsed away my six months of sobriety and I could only think about how free my first few moments of being high again felt.
A moment of grace—and some amazing advice—from a police officer. Would I take it?
A descent into decadence. But why, and at what cost?
“I feel guilty for outliving all of you.”
I made it through Black Party weekend sober, but a bigger temptation awaited.
In “I Favor My Daddy,” Jamie tells his conservative father Daddy Poo about sex with priests, crack addicts and dwarves.
How doing my first show as a sober man changed my perception of myself.
Was the “Jackass” star at risk of contracting HIV? Plus: the other link between HIV and cocaine.
Mr. Man made a decision for me that I initially resented, but it would prove to benefit me more long term.
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