Rae Lewis-Thornton Speaks
I Am More Than My Vagina
February 18, 2014
I learned something about myself this weekend that made me understand how far I've come in my thinking verses the application of what I know, as it relates to dating and sex.
Safe Sex for Valentine's Day
February 14, 2014
I've been blogging all week, and after sitting at my computer for hours trying to come up with something deep and profound to say on Valentine's Day, I actually drew a blank. Then it occurred to me that all I really want to say to you is, use a condom. No need to be extra in this last post in the series. I hope that I have given you lots to think about all week long and I hope that some of it will stay with you as you muddle through life and love.
Respect the Vagina!
February 13, 2014
It took me years to understand the worth of my vagina. When I was a young adult, I saw it as a tool to find and keep love.
The Dilemma of Dating Positive!
February 12, 2014
It occurred to me that sometimes I make dating with HIV look easy, but it's not by any stretch of the imagination. I started thinking about this after I received an email last night from a woman with herpes who is afraid to date.
Valentine's Day: When It's New!
February 11, 2014
When you first start talking to a guy you are always thinking about what's too soon and what's too much. You know, stuff like: How soon should I have sex with him? How often should we talk? If he doesn't call on one day, does that mean he's not thinking about me? If I call or text him first or often will he think I'm needy?
Valentine's Day: Loving Yourself 365 Days a Year!
February 10, 2014
It's Valentine's Day week and everyone is thinking about being "Booed up." You are either thinking about what you are going to do, what you are going to get, and how good the sex will be.
Introducing the 20 Collection for RLT Collection
February 7, 2014
2014 marks the 20th anniversary of my cover story in Essence magazine! I'm very proud of being a part of history. Together Essence and I gave black women a new face of what a person with AIDS looked like.
African-American 365 Health at Walgreens Corporate Office
February 5, 2014
Yesterday, I spoke at Walgreens for Black History Month at their corporate office. African-American 365 Health was a program focusing on health issues for African-Americans.
When Women Don't Listen to Men
January 28, 2014
The problem with women is we don't listen to what men tell us even when we hear them. Our inability to listen then turns into heartache. Let me break it down. Now hearing is a physiological act whereas, listening is a psychological act.
When God Shows Up
January 27, 2014
I know this to be true. My transparency either makes people love me or hate me. I remember after one blog post, where I admitted to dating a married man, a woman unfollowed me on Twitter because, as she put it, "I can't believe that you would admit to such a thing." I told her, "Don't make me lie or hide from my truths because you don't want to face yours head on." I speak truth to empower and be a tool for healing.
Rae Lewis-Thornton Speaks
Rae Lewis-Thornton is an Emmy Award-winning AIDS activist who rose to national acclaim when she told her story of living with AIDS in a cover story for Essence Magazine. She has lived with HIV for 27 years and AIDS for 19. Rae travels the country speaking and challenging stereotypes and myths about HIV/AIDS. She has a Master of Divinity degree and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Church History. Rae has been featured on Nightline, Dateline NBC, BET and The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as in countless magazines and newspapers, including Emerge, Glamour, O, the Oprah Winfrey Magazine, Jet, Ebony, the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune, to name a few. She earned the coveted Emmy Award for a first-person series on living With AIDS for Chicago's CBS News.
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February 18, 2014 - I Am More Than My Vagina: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton
February 14, 2014 - Safe Sex for Valentine's Day: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton
February 13, 2014 - Respect the Vagina! A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton
February 12, 2014 - The Dilemma of Dating Positive! A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton
February 11, 2014 - Valentine's Day: When It's New! A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton
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