We've come a long way baby.
This long-term survivor was a homeless teen addict, now she's a college professor, HIV researcher, activist, and mom.
From the darkness of Guadalajara gutters to speaking with the Vice President — she's come a long way!
A member of Colorado's MOD Squad, she was central to the year's biggest anti-criminialziation win.
Ever since she came out on the cover of the venerable mag, this activist has been one of the most visible HIV+ black women in the country.
Her 20+ year campaign to get positive women of color into decision making roles.
She shows us the pen is mightier than the sword when combatting stigma.