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In Defense of Louise Hay

Dead this summer at 90, the New Age guru who ministered to people with AIDS in the plague's darkest years was often called a dangerous quack and a profiteer. To me, though, she was an angel.

    Louise Hay
    Louise Hay in 2008Heiko Antoni [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
    Lewis in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1987, around the time she discovered Hay's healing words
    Lewis in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1987, around the time she discovered Hay's healing wordsGeorge Lewis
    Sherri Lewis

    Sherri Lewis

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    Sherri Beachfront Lewis was the lead singer of the 80s pop band Get Wet and the host of Straight Girl in a Queer World. She is also a blogger for TheBody.com.