Bloggers Unite on World AIDS Day
Patricia Nalls, Founder of
The Women's Collective - www.womenscollective.org
Blessings All, Join me in honoring the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day on December 1st. It began in 1988 to focus global attention on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This year's theme is “Facing AIDS: World AIDS Day 2008.” Visit http://www.aids.gov. How do you honor World AIDS Day? If you are a blogger, consider joining Bloggers Unite's campaign to spread the word about HIV/AIDS awareness during the month of December. Visit http://unite.blogcatalog.com/#previous. You can also honor World AIDS Day by giving resources (i.e. donating services, money, clothing, office supplies, artwork, etc.) to organizations in your local community that promote HIV/AIDS awareness and serve people living with HIV/AIDS. Since 2002, I have supported The Women's Collective (http://www.womenscollective.org/), an organization located in my U Street neighborhood that serves women living with HIV/AIDS. My support has included free legal services and expressive arts workshops; public awareness campaigns included in my debut novel, Love's Troubadours - Karma: Book One (www.lovestroubadours.com), author interviews, blogs, novel web site, social networking sites, YouTube videos, and radio shows; in-kind donations (i.e. clothing, books, and household items); and commissioned artwork. The Women's Collective was founded by my dear sistalove friend Patricia Nalls in 1993. This month I am also celebrating the holiday season with Christmas, Winter Solstice, and Kwanzaa. How do you celebrate the holiday season? I celebrate Christmas with my family at my parents' home in Mitchellville, Maryland. I also celebrate the Winter Solstice with yoga, meditation, and a fast. My family and friends get together each year to celebrate Kwanzaa at my parents' beach house in Annapolis, Maryland. This year we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of 1968 and the fulfillment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream. How has 2008 been for you? Personally, it has been a busy year filled with so many wonderful experiences. I have learned so much and connected with amazing folks online and offline. My life has been enriched beyond my wildest imagination. Thank you all for being on my path. Are you ready for 2009? Be sure to tune into the December 7th episode of BAP Living Radio and learn how to plan for 2009. Click here to listen to the show: www.talkshoe.com/tc/18598. I hope that your holiday season is peaceful and filled with love and light. May you find time to rest, reflect, and prepare for 2009. Happy Holidays! Happy Winter Solstice! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy New Year! Peace, Ananda PS: Keep me in your prayers as I take the final steps in submitting my poetic memoir manuscript to my publisher on December 31. Thank you in advance for your prayers, positive energy, and peaceful vibes. Know that I am sending you the same things.
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