Brook Kelly, HIV Human Rights Attorney, WORLD, New York
When this Georgetown Law graduate and former Ford Foundation Policy Fellow isn't in her Harlem office, she is traveling around the U.S. raising awareness for a range of issues that impact women living with HIV/AIDS.Show More
For Positive Women's Network, a project of WORLD, one of Brook Kelly's main responsibility is training HIV-positive women on how to be effective advocates not only for themselves, but for other women living with HIV/AIDS. She is also one of the founders of "30 for 30," a national campaign that ensures the unique needs of women living with and affected by HIV, including transgender women, are a priority. "30 for 30" especially focuses on disparities in prevention and care services for black and Latina women who make up the majority of women living with HIV in the U.S.Brook's impact doesn't stop there: Along with writing for many publications and journals, she chairs the Positive Justice Project's committee on Constituency Outreach. With the help of Beirne Roose-Snyder and Vanessa Johnson, the three mobilize HIV-positive women from across the country in anti-HIV criminalization advocacy in order to educate others about discriminatory HIV exposure and transmission laws and to encourage state legal reform.