Empowered or Intimidating?
Something Positive for Positive People Podcast Episode 136
Brenda Emily (@BrendaEmily on Instagram) is an HIV survivor who did not contract it sexually, as one may assume. We discuss some of her experiences with hookups and rejection as someone navigating the dating world with HIV and cerebral palsy. We touch on HIV criminalization laws, despite the U equals U campaign being more strict than the criminalization of rape. There's some overlap in herpes and HIV stigma that we address. Overall, we can let others mistake our being empowered for intimidating. Those drawn to us will affirm our empowerment, whereas those who find us intimidating, well, are just intimidated.