Women’s Resilience

The Power of Peers

This online event focuses on women’s healthcare. Everyone is welcome to this event which features the voices of women living with chronic illness who face stigma and other hurdles.  

Stigma is experienced in many healthcare settings and can be exacerbated in rural communities where there is less anonymity. Despite these barriers, many women manage to dance, sing and wiggle their way through decades of living with HIV and other chronic illnesses. 

After sharing the community-lead peer model of the Southern Gulf Islands AIDS Society, we will explore how peer navigation enhances women’s ability to manage their health while supporting others.

This webinar will be interactive — sharing ways of opening gates, jumping ditches, and discovering what actions women and their healthcare providers can take to promote long and healthy lives.

World AIDS Day, Wed. December 1, 2021 from noon to 1:30 pm PT

About Stamina not Stigma events:

“Nothing about us, without us!” was the rallying cry in the early days of an earlier global pandemic. AIDS is more than a disease. From kitchen tables around the world, the most afflicted and their allies launched what eventually became the first intersectional global healthcare movement. 

Join Stamina not Stigma for multiple online events, each featuring the voices of a specific population. Allies are encouraged to attend and listen, as well as commit to integrating community-based healthcare knowledge into their lives and work. 

Stamina not Stigma offers participants an opportunity to share stories of resistance and resilience. Each event begins with a member of the Southern Gulf Islands AIDS Society telling our community story of how a small group of Gulf Islanders living with HIV self-organized for support and survival.  Each session then proceeds into discussion of how the resulting knowledge, skills, and experience can apply to other groups and situations, and specifically address the theme of each of the unique events in the series.

The Stamina not Stigma project will bring the voices of often underrepresented communities to regional rural healthcare providers in January 2022 with the intention to provide community-based healthcare knowledge as a form of role relief to rural healthcare systems.