Rae Lewis-Thornton Speaks
September 29, 2011
Every morning I thank the Lord for another day and then I grab my IPad to see what's happening on my Twitter timeline. And I hate when I wake to madness; And that's exactly what I got this morning. Lawd knows I wasn't expecting tons of re-tweets showing me foolishness some young people had tweeted.
That's What Friends Are For!
September 27, 2011
Monday with my IV medication in tote, I made my way to New York to participate in the Dionne Warwick That's What Friends Are For Town Hall Meeting. I was honored to have been asked to be a panelist. But I was most impressed that Ms. Warwick decided to celebrate 50 years in entertainment hosting a town hall meeting focusing on HIV/AIDS.
Is There Any Sensitivity and Compassion for Me?
September 13, 2011
Today Henrieese Roberts responded to my Blog Post Below, I Wanted to Give Up But God and Twitter. I was going to respond to her on the post, but decided I had too much to say... But it's the one below this one, you can just scroll down.
What Kind of Dater Are You?
September 7, 2011
When I was younger it was believed that there were two types of girls; Good and Bad. The Good girls waited for marriage to go all the way and the Bad girls had sex without any hesitation. And this was how we divided our dating life. Having sex or not having sex. Well, at least that's what was believed.
Hoping for Tomorrow on Today
September 2, 2011
When I woke this morning with tears streaming down my face, guilt gripped my very being. As I lay there I wondered how could I already be wishing for another day when God just blessed me with this one. "What's wrong with you woman?" I asked to myself. "Take it one day at a time." But at that moment, one day at a time seemed like an over used quote.
Monday Reflection: Herpes, AIDS and Shame ...
August 29, 2011
Dealing with health issues is one thing, having to deal with it wrapped in shame is an entire other thing. That's what I do everyday with this drug-resistant herpes. Yep, herpes has made my life a living hell for almost the last four years, but especially the last six months. Dealing with the IV medication treatments has been hard, but having to face the fact that a sexually transmitted disease is the root cause of this rigorous treatment has taken an emotional toll.
Happy Birthday RLT Collection!
August 23, 2011
It's my birthday! Yep, three years ago I launched my RLT Collection, a line of bracelets that I design and hand make myself. It was a brave endeavor but I figured that I had nothing to lose.
On Russell Armstrong: We Never Know a Person's Head, Heart or Capacity
August 18, 2011
A couple of nights ago Russell Armstrong, the husband of Taylor, from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills committed suicide. That was incredibly sad. You never know what someone else is going through.
Doing It My Way This Time Around!
August 12, 2011
And honestly, I believed if I was going to do it, then I needed a book deal. I'm always thinking big and I just didn't want to do it on my own. And then a few years ago I was swept up in a whirlwind. A friend in the literary world made some inquiries on my behalf and in a matter of weeks I had one of the best literary agents in New York City. Hot dog, I knew this was the time. My friend also got me a writer and I never questioned her credentials. She had been the former editor in chief of one the largest magazines in the country. That was a BIG freaking mistake. I learned just because you can run a company of writers, don't mean you can actually write yourself.
Monday Reflection: Living With AIDS in My Own Voice!
August 8, 2011
Each day I sit at my computer trying to give you what I think God has given to me to give to you and it flows like a river. But then some days I sit at my computer with nothing to say and from no where it hits me. There are even times when I start writing about one thing and it ends up being another. I never try to force it, I just write what God has put in my heart.
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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