alumiere (alumiere) wrote,
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alumiere

survivors...

making the twitter thread a single post here:

this piece gutted me. http://projects.sfchronicle.com/2016/living-with-aids/story … talking with survivors of ‪#‎aids‬ early days in SF, and where they are now.

as someone who outlived her entire community in nyc due to luck of not getting hiv, i am thankful for my life as fubar as it is....

...& every day i struggle i remind myself that the best thing i can do in memory is fight, be angry. also to live, love, find a bit of joy.

i wish lyrica fail hadn't broken my memory; names, faces, loves, hopes & dreams of those i lost are gone forever. just traces & feelings now

but i'm still here, and i carry them in my heart even if i can't remember them properly anymore.
Tags: back east, deep? thoughts..., personal/tmi, political
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