TheBody.com mourns the loss of our beloved community member, Antron-Reshaud Olukayode, who died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Antron was a self-described "artivist," spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Let's Stop HIV Together" campaign, and writer of the blog With Love ATL for TheBody.com. Concerning his role as activist and artist, he told TheBody.com in 2014, "I just want to be able to fight in a very creative way, that I can leave my mark on here, when I do leave -- and say that I fought the good fight, and I left some color for the world."
Well done, Antron.
TheBody.com celebrates Antron's life with this collection of remembrances from friends and community organizations that he touched.
From the Counter Narrative Project:
From the The Unbuntu Biography Project:
From the Linkage to Care Peer Navigator Training Program:
From the Church of the Common Ground:
From senior managing director of LGBTQ Community Initiative at Teach for America Tim'm T. West:
From advocate and creator of Justin's HIV Journal Justin B. Terry Smith:
From writer Victor Yates:
From writer and artist Venus Selenite:
From public speaker and 3LWTV web series host Lonnell Williams:
From advocate Adolph Arromand:
From poet Mose Hardin:
From producer Miko Evans:
Ken Stockwell is associate editor and senior web producer for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.