The Positive Pitch
Healthy Living Summit Recap With Robert and Jeromy
April 24, 2012
This Thursday April 19th at 9pm EST Robert Breining and Jeromy Dunn hosted the Healthy Living Summit Recap Show on POZ I AM Radio. The past week from April 10-13 Robert and Jeromy presented at NAPWA's National Healthy Living Summit in Dallas Texas. The Summit promotes healthy living for people living with HIV. The new National Healthy Living Expo continued the work of NAPWA's popular Staying Alive national conferences in a new environment of not just surviving with HIV but living productive and fulfilling lives. The conference consisted of a Men's, Women's and Youth Institute and tons of breakout sessions on relationships, hep C co-infections, HIV criminalization, HIV in the rural South and social media.
Monique Moree: Living Inside My Skin of Silence
April 11, 2012
On Easter Sunday April 8th at 9pm EST, I had the pleasure of speaking with Monique Howell-Moree. Monique was born in Oklahoma City, Ok. in April 1981. She is a 1999 graduate of Summerville High School and after graduation; Monique enlisted in the United States Army. As a member of the U.S. military, Monique worked as an Administrative Clerk assisting fellow soldiers to ensure that their personnel were maintained accurately and were always up to date. She completed four years of military service and during these four years, she traveled all over the world. During the cycle of her life, Monique has many experiences that have made a dramatic impact on her life today. During a low point in her life, Monique faced an experience that forever changed her life. This experience was in finding out that she was HIV positive. As a result, Monique had to learn how to gain the strength from God necessary for her to walk out of the valley and climb back to the mountaintop. She relied on God to take the pain away, and she began to work in the church that her father Bishop Howell founded, Solid Rock Outreach Ministry. Monique's story is told in "HIV is NOT a Crime" -- A Film by Sean Strub, Edit by Leo Herrera/HomoChic
Amanda Brown: HIV Positively Positive
March 28, 2012
On Sunday April 1st at 9pm EST Robert and Jeromy spoke with Blogger Amanda Brown. Amanda was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts. In 1998 at the age of 18, she joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints against her parents wishes, packed up and moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University. Not long after graduation in 2002 she left the Church, accepted the fact that she was gay and came out of the closet to her friends and family.
Dab Garner: 31 Years of Hope
March 26, 2012
This past Sunday March 25 at 9pm EST, Robert Breining and Jeromy Dunn spoke with 31 year survivor Dab Garner. Dab Garner shared about the 31 year message of DAB The AIDS Bear. Join us for this special episode of POZ I AM RADIO when we celebrate 31 years of Dab the AIDS Bear. This is an episode you don't want to miss.
My Reflection of Positive Living 15
March 19, 2012
This past week I had the opportunity to present and attend the Positive Living 15 Conference in Fort Walton Beach Florida. I arrived on Thursday night and found myself very excited. I was like a 6 year old on Christmas eve. You see when I attended this conference last year it unexpectedly changed my life. So this year I wasn't nervous. I knew I was about to have an amazing experience. Plus I knew more people attending the conference this year then I did the year before. So I didn't have to stay in my hotel room and be anti-social. I spoke there last year but this year it was going to be different. Since my friend Dab Garner wasn't able to make it this year. I promised to spread his 30+ year message and take plenty of pictures with my Dab the AIDS Bear. I and many other Ambassadors of Hope were there representing for Dab the AIDS Bear Project.
Josh Robbins: I'm Still Josh
March 16, 2012
Sunday March 18th at 9pm EST I will be speaking with an amazing activist and Blogger Josh Robbins of Tennessee on POZ I AM Radio. Josh Robbins didn't know one person. Not even one person that was HIV Positive on Jan.23, 2012. On Jan. 24, 2012, he knew one -- himself. Living in the heart of the bible belt in Nashville, Josh was the poster boy for prevention. (LITERALLY on the poster for the HIV Vaccine Program at Vanderbilt)
Logan Voxx: Positive Young People Foundation
March 6, 2012
Sunday February 26th at 9pm EST, we spoke with Logan Voxx on POZ I AM Radio. Logan Voxx is the president and CEO of the PYP Foundation based in Los Angeles, CA. He is an award-winning songwriter and aspiring music mogul. He is a small retail business owner also. Logan Voxx has been distinguished as a 2011 OUT100 honoree. He has been involved in philanthropy since he was 21 using his success to give back to communities that need it most. He founded PYP Foundation at only 21.
An Interview With Paul Stalbaum: HIV Cruises
February 28, 2012
On Sunday, Feb. 19, Robert and Jeromy spoke with HIVCruises.com founder Paul Stalbaum. Paul was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia and attended Penn State with a B.S. in psychology. He went to Villanova law school and discovered after one year he hated Torts so he left school to join the family business, a travel agency. Through his and his bother's efforts his agency grew to be the 11th largest in the country with seven offices and 175 employees.
Jamar Rogers: The Story Behind the Voice
February 10, 2012
This past Monday my partner and I were excited to watch the premiere of The Voice. We love this show in particular because the auditions are blind. Which makes the judges focus on the voice of the contestant instead of their image. This is truly a way to find talented singers. I am happy to announce this Sunday February 12th at 9 p.m. EST, I will be speaking with Jamar Rogers, an HIV-positive contestant on the second season of The Voice If you watched The Voice this week then you were probably moved by Jamar Rogers' story and his talent. I was completely blown away by his honesty. I immediately jumped on Facebook after his audition and tried to contact him about being interviewed on POZ I AM Radio. I was super excited to get a email response the next morning from him agreeing to be on the show. It was surreal.
Sean Strub: HIV Is Not a Crime -- HIV Criminalization
February 8, 2012
On Sunday January 29th, Jeromy and I spoke with filmmaker and activist Sean Strub. Sean is a leading voice for the people with HIV self-empowerment movement and is the founder of POZ Magazine. Sean is the senior advisor to the Center for HIV Law & Policy's Positive Justice Project (combating HIV criminalization) and serves on the board of directors of the North American regional affiliate of the Global Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS.
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