Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

I’m Rocking the Red Pump

I heart shoes. In fact, I’d say there’s nothing better than a great pair shoes except maybe a stunning handbag or a funky piece jewelry. But what good is all of that if you don’t have your health? Did you know that every 35 minutes a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States? That means roughly 1 in 4 Americans living with HIV are women. These are our mothers, sisters, girlfriends, wives, daughters, friends…. One of those four could be you or me.

For the next 50 days I will be “Rocking the Red Pump” on my sidebar to promote The Red Pump Project. The goal of the project is to have 500 bloggers Rock the Red Pump on their blogs in the days leading up to National Women and Girls HIV/AIDs Awareness Day on 10 March. On that day, bloggers are asked to write a post highlighting the issues surrounding HIV/AIDs and how it affects the lives of women and girls.

I’ll be doing more than writing a post, I will actually be rocking my most fierce pair of red pumps… I will be celebrating my birthday on 10 March and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to improve the lives of my sisters everywhere. If you’d like to do your part to bring awareness to this very important issue, you can do a number of things:

1. Go get tested
2. Use protection all the time, every time
3. Teach your daughters to protect themselves
4. Go here and sign up to Rock the Red Pumps on your blog
5. Wear your red pumps or shoes on 10 March and let me know about it

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