Rae Lewis-Thornton Speaks
The Familiar Is Within You
November 27, 2012
I seemed to be stuck in this funk last week. Well sort of but not quite totally. There was always something to keep me from going over the edge. Something inside of me that said you are stronger than this, You are better than this. You are bigger than this. But I sure had my moments and I had a lot of them.
I'm Over This Day Already!
November 18, 2012
I'm over this day already and it's not even noon. I just had the most intense moments trying to begin the IV medication. It was an #epicfail that caused pain and tears. I so need to get my life back!
I'm a Sad Sap, but I'm Alive (Video Blog)
November 16, 2012
Keep yourself safe. Don't live my life. You don't want it.
Day After Surgery (Video Blog)
November 15, 2012
My procedure yesterday went very well. I'm a little beat up today, but I have the Mediport.
Naked Before God
November 10, 2012
Last night I had a complete and total meltdown. One that forced me to become naked before God.
Monday Reflection: Living in the Right Now
October 29, 2012
I absolutely hate when I don't have something chipper to say. I feel like telling myself "Bitch get over it," or "Here we go again, damn is your life just drama?"
Just Keep Walking
October 25, 2012
AIDS is a dark disease that takes me to a dark place some days. I try my best to be better than AIDS but some days are harder than others.
You Still Dating That Person Cause Why? Change Your Location -- Part 2
October 22, 2012
I spent almost five years with that man waiting on him to marry me. And looking back, I can't blame nobody but myself. I should have changed my location but I stayed stuck out of my own insecurities. I saw the signs well into the second year, but I kept hoping for change.
Monday Reflection: Balancing Hurt, Accepting the Seasons
October 15, 2012
When someone alters your life without your permission, you are in the land of "this is fucked up and how do I recover?" You are faced with very hard decisions of how do you balance the thing that has happened to you with the person who has done it.
Don't Take That Chance ...
October 5, 2012
I know some of you are planning your weekend, yep! And I know sex is involved, so STOP lying! And I know that some of you are going to have sex without a condom, so STOP lying! And some of you are going to justify the sex with some bullshit, so STOP lying.
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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