The Catwalk for Power, Resilience and Hope - an initiative started by women with HIV in London for International Women’s Day 2018- is going global next week with a workshop at The International AIDS Conference, in Amsterdam. Here is Laura’s account of why the Catwalk for Power is important.
After diagnosis, I lost my confidence and self-esteem. I couldn’t get myself to think I deserved the best in life.
Ahead of International Women’s Day Positively UK’s Women’s Room and Act Up Women, held a spectacular event to celebrate the collective and individual power of women with HIV. The event featured collective poetry by women with HIV, the young activist and poet Bakita, and a mind-blowing Fashion Runaway where over 20 women strutted with pride, confidence and humour.
We are extremely excited to announce a collaboration between Act Up Women and the Women’s Room – Positively UK’s peer lead support group for women with HIV to organise an event for International Women's Day 2018: a Positive Women Fashion Show and Party, to increase awareness of how HIV affects women in the UK, and to create an opportunity to portray women with HIV as strong, creative and resilient.