Miles to Go: A Few Pride Facts
June 23, 2013
When I think about Pride, this is what I think about:
Meet Bob Bowers
April 26, 2013
In December 2012, I was privileged and honored to run my friend Kenn Chaplin's World AIDS Day roundup, which he had originated in 2010. I called the incarnation "Kenn's Project," and accepted submissions all the way up to 10 p.m. EST on December 1. I received written submissions from many of my amazing friends, including Edward, Emerald (she of the Awake and Alive Project), and Kenn himself. As World AIDS Day approached, I expanded the loose guidelines to include photos, and on World AIDS Day, I received one that I was already familiar with.
Where Has Your Red Ribbon Gone?
November 30, 2012
"Cut red ribbon 6" in length, then fold at the top into an inverted 'V' shape, use safety pin to attach to clothing." -- early Visual AIDS handout
$2,064 of Awesome; and Why Flaming Red?
October 23, 2012
On Friday, Sept. 21, my friend, fellow admin assistant and teammate, Sandie, walked in the door to our department, past my cubicle, and the first thing I said to her was, "We're awesome."
October 8, 2012
I am so sorry it's taken me so long to write. September is fondly remembered as the month in which I got nothing done ... well, except for what I get paid to get done, and, of course, fundraising.
Flaming Red's Birthday Wish List 2012
August 16, 2012
As I begin this, only a few hours have passed since I was sitting at a table for two at Ristorante a Mano, with a margherita pizza with artichokes, and across from Edward -- who, quick refresher, I've known for nearly 15 years, meeting in grade 6 in the course of my very first AIDS project. Edward is a wonderful storyteller and for much of the time I was regaled with travel stories about a European city he travelled to last year, that I now feel I know so well, and is so intricately drawn in my mind, I could easily go and explore right now. Alas, I am still in li'l old Nova Scotia. One day, though!
41% and Counting
August 3, 2012
I met Allison, the summer student at the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia, the other day when she delivered Save the Date cards for the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life to my house. This is my second year fundraising for the event, and will be my first year participating. I am blessed to be walking with a team of at least 4 women, who along with being wonderful and amazing, are committed to raising $1,500.
How to Create a Cause-Based Newsfeed on Facebook
May 29, 2012
If you're anything like me, there are probably dozens, if not more, pages you've liked on Facebook. In my case, 550, and a good chunk of that number -- probably more than 200 -- is HIV/AIDS-related; many of them are ASO's from all over the world.
My Social Media Makeover
March 29, 2012
When I started writing about social media and the role I felt it could play in helping AIDS Service Organizations connect with people who may not otherwise be involved in HIV/AIDS activism, not to mention stay current and relevant, I was adamant that I also make some of the changes I was suggesting ASOs make.
Flaming Red's Social Media Toolkit
February 25, 2012
I've been spending a lot of time lately discussing ways for people to get involved in HIV/AIDS activism and ways for ASOs to tap into this reserve of "slacktivists" who are not lax by choice, but because of pre-existing time and distance constraints. I truly believe that there is absolutely no reason why someone who wants to be involved, should not be involved in some way. Likewise, I believe that there is absolutely no reason for ASOs to not be present and accounted for on social media. I also believe that ASOs can and should have control over their own web presence and content. Why? Because it is just so darn easy.
Aless Piper is a 20-something office assistant by day, world-changer by night. She is a voracious reader, and addicted to iced caramel correttos from her favorite coffee shop. She has been reading TheBody.com for more than half her life.
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