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Your story told in words, by podcast and video

Posted on 14th of May 2020

These Are Our Stories is just one part of the Women and HIV: Tell The Story project, Heather Ellis, peer-project leader, explains how you can write, use your voice and be filmed to tell your story. Over the next months, there will be three exciting opportunities to tell your story as part of These Are…

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Timeless on the Silk Road

Posted on 19th of July 2019

Kirsty Machon, PWV EO, reviews one woman’s odyssey from London to Hanoi. There is a striking photograph in Heather Ellis’ book, Timeless on the Silk Road, that poetically captures all the themes that run through this powerful story. The scene is of mountain grasses and flowers, rocks, breathtaking chasms and storm clouds in a grey-blue…

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#AIDS2018 — A Reflective Opinion Piece

Posted on 7th of August 2018

Written by activist and PWV member, Susan Paxton. Last month at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, the first Prudence Mabele Award was announced.The recipient Dudu Dhlamini, who started an organisation in South Africa to support sex workers and their children, epitomises the legacy of my dear friend and little sister Prudence who died a…

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HIV Long-term Survivors Awareness Day

Posted on 5th of June 2018

Written by PWV member and activist Susan Paxton. Today is HIV long-term survivors awareness day, and on this bright sunny winter’s morning in Melbourne, I reflect on what that means to me.I am one of those lucky ones, having lived with HIV for nearly 30 years now. When I was diagnosed I was told I…

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Rose Fund

Straight Up, I am Hooked

Posted on 11th of December 2015

Written by Heather Ellis, PWV member and recipient of a Rose Fund scholarship. I came across the Mont Blanc Writing Workshop held in Chamonix, in the French Alps, by chance while surfing the web. And I just had to go. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn the craft of memoir from Cheryl Strayed author…

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