Archive for August, 2013

One Drop

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I love to paint my fingernails. It’s my favourite way to unwind and a great way to express myself – soft pink, bold red, vibrant blue. It is not uncommon to see me with three different colours within a one week period. Last night I was painting my nails a deep red that is full […]

Under the Mango Tree

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Our African Communities Project is bustling with activities these days. Here’s a few recent events/publications that might be of interest. Under the Mango Tree- A show of sisterhood!The African Communities Project had another successful get together and in true African spirit –a sign of sisterhood with a mission on Saturday, July 20th. At the event, […]

Women, HIV and stigma

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The stigma associated with HIV has existed since the epidemic’s beginning. Stigma is a mark of disgrace, a characteristic of shame or dishonour. HIV stigma comes from a fear of the illness, becoming HIV positive, the risk activities connected with transmission and/or from the lack of information around HIV. Stigma can be found in the […]