Episode 5

Published on:

7th Oct 2020

Holding Space for HIV with Donja Love

Playwright, Donja Love talks about creating and holding healing spaces for the marginalized, normalizing HIV and what it is like to heal through your work on full display.

At the time Donja wrote his play One in Two in 2016 the CDC released a statistic that one in two black gay or bisexual men would be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. Compared to the one in 11 white gay or bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV.

In this episode we talk about the importance of being vulnerable, having conversations about our health and finding a radical sense of joy in our existence while redefining the rigid definitions of both masculinity and the norm.

Check out more of his work: https://www.theeachotherproject.com/

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Beyond Our Cells
Beyond Our Cells is a podcast hosted by Taylor Camille highlighting the stories and experiences of those living outside of the limitations of their conditions. Living with Sickle Cell, Taylor’s attempts at hiding her invisible disease and coping with the feelings of otherness has inspired the creation of this podcast. In an effort to seek peace, discussions center on our learned ability to maintain an identity that surpasses the barriers of health conditions which often try to disrupt our peace and overwhelm our spirit. New episodes every Wednesday. Follow @beyondourcells on Instagram and Twitter. Transcripts available on Medium, https://bit.ly/3gjpIMl

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