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My Fabulous Disease

Facing Change


A Video Blog

By Mark S. King

March 16, 2010

I recently made the move from my beloved Atlanta back to Fort Lauderdale, and it's been tough saying goodbye to my friends, my doctor and my support system. And the physical act of moving is hard. I've had to decide what is worth keeping and what to finally give up.

In this video episode, I share the personal reason I chose Fort Lauderdale over Atlanta (it wasn't the weather). And since I never can resist absurdity, something a bit surreal happens along the way. When you're packing alone, you have to converse with something. (Thanks to my set decorators, Jenifer and Bobbin.)


Episode 15: Facing Change

Are you traveling light these days? Are you holding on to old items (and behaviors) that don't fit anymore? What's worth keeping in your life? As always, I love reading your comments (Hello, Drew from Sydney! How's it going, Cowboy Larry! Diana, Jose, Brian, Scotty ...).

In the meantime, my friends, please be well.

Mark

p.s. I'm thrilled to announce I will serve as M.C. for the HIV Cruise Retreat this October 23-31. It's a volunteer gig for me and a limited number of partial scholarships are available. Go to www.hivcruise.com to find out more!

Editor's note -- UPDATE, 3/23/10: Due to extremely high response, the scholarship capacity has been reached.

Send Mark an e-mail.

Visit Mark's live blog at www.MyFabulousDisease.com.

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My Fabulous Disease


Mark S. King has been an active AIDS activist, writer and community organization leader since the early 1980s in Los Angeles. He has been an outspoken advocate for prevention education and for issues important to those living with HIV.

Diagnosed in 1985, Mark has held positions with the Los Angeles Shanti Foundation, AID Atlanta and AIDS Survival Project, and is an award-winning writer. He continues his volunteer work as an AIDS educator and speaker for conferences and events.

Speaking engagements: Mark King is available to speak to groups. Contact Mark about speaking at your organization or event!


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Interviews With Mark:

Mark King Looks Back at the AIDS Epidemic's Darkest Hour in the U.S. (May 14, 2008)

This Month in HIV: Crystal Methamphetamine and HIV (August 2007)


Articles by Mark:

Meth Burial (May 2008)

Outliving My Father (May 22, 2001)
Mark recounts how years of caring for friends dying of AIDS prepared him for taking care of his dying father
From The Advocate

AIDS Always Benefits from What We Don't Talk About (April 2001)


For the rest of Mark's articles, click here.


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