Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and will mark the sixth year that I have rocked red pumps for the occasion.
With these red shoes, I have encouraged women to start important conversations about their health and making informed choices.
With these red shoes, I have welcomed hundreds of women to events designed to inspire and educate them about HIV.
With these red shoes, I have presented at national conferences about the role of online communities in mobilizing people around HIV.
With these red shoes, I will remind my sisters that one in five new HIV infections will be women.
With these red shoes, I will advocate for women of color who are disproportionately impacted by HIV.
With these red shoes, I will continue to educate myself on related issues that put women and girls at risk for HIV, including partner violence, lowered self-esteem, and mental health.
With these red shoes, I will stand alongside thousands of women across the country to #RocktheRedPump today, tomorrow, and moving forward.