Announcement: HIV Disclosure Project’s New Collaboration with Lara and Wayne
Photograph by Wayne Bristow
New relationships of advocacy are vamped. Lara, editor of Condom Monologues, explains what’s in store to creatively support the HIV Disclosure Project.
Hi there! As an editor at Condom Monologues writer’s collective, I am excited to announce my collaboration with the HIV Disclosure Project. I will be actively involved in their social media, mostly on Twitter (@sexpartnersHIV https://twitter.com/sexpartnersHIV), helping promote their blog (http://hivdisclosureproject.ca/), their campaigns and continued dialogue with HIV networks and allies. I’ve teamed up with them because I fully support their work to reframe the way HIV impacts interpersonal relationships.
The HIV Disclosure Project is designed by and for the HIV community to work through obstacles that prevent people living with HIV from disclosing their status to potential sex partners. Drawing from various tools in theater, humor, storytelling, photography and more, the project functions to address stigma that takes place on the dating scene. Everyone works together to educate the public and change perceptions of people living with HIV.
We want a world in which every HIV disclosure to sex partners is received with acceptance, understanding and tolerance.
Emphasis on story and lived experience is what bridges The Disclosure Project and Condom Monologues. Condom Monologues (http://condommonologues.com/category/monologues/read-monologues/) is a growing archive of personal narratives and story illustrations made collaboratively with the storyteller and graphic artists. As a collective dedicated to sex education through real life storytelling, I feel this partnership will sharpen Condom Monologues’ focus on HIV awareness and open our platform to respectfully listen to the concrete realities of managing stigma, disclosure in the dating scene, and navigating safer sex options without fear.
Also newly on board the HIV Disclosure Project is Wayne Bristow (http://www.positivelite.com/by-author/editorial-authors/wayne-bristow) – HIV advocate, blogger for PositiveLite.com, Canada’s best online HIV information magazine and he is their social media coordinator. He has taken part in two of the CTAC Positive Sex (http://ctac.ca/positive-sex) – Train the Trainer workshops and recently facilitated one where he trained some of his peers through community engagement. Emanating such passion and advocate spirit, Wayne is an invaluable asset to the HIV Disclosure Project. He is currently planning the video production of HIV public service announcements for the HIV Disclosure Project. In his spare time Wayne is a hobby/freestyle photographer.
If you are interested or have questions about the video project contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I am excited to help support and engage in such a crucial and progressive movement. Let’s keep the dialogue expansive and inclusive. Meet you on twitter!
Editor & contributor @CondomMonologues.com (https://twitter.com/condommonologue)
Social Media Co-ordinator http://www.positivelite.com/by-author/editorial-authors/wayne-bristow