Last week, I had the absolutely pleasure of having a virtual call with a lovely badass named Pam Covarrubias. I've been listening to her podcast for several months, and when I began openly sharing my HIV status she reached out to me and asked me to be on the podcast! You can hear how … Continue reading Cafe con Pam
Category: marriage, Hispanic Heritage Month, tradition, modern, wives
Giving Birth HIV Negative Children.
I’ve given birth to three beautiful children. They are my light, my heart, and world. They are the greatest accomplishment of life. And although I know that’s something every parent says of their children (and every parent is correct in their own statement), for me, claiming my children as an accomplishment is a true measurable … Continue reading Giving Birth HIV Negative Children.
I am an HIV positive woman. There, I said it. Now that that’s out of the way, let me answer the questions you may have: No, my children do not have HIV. Yes, women living with HIV can have healthy, negative children. I’m not dying anytime soon. I plan to live a long healthy … Continue reading Reintroduction
When your amiga suffers a miscarriage
Miscarriage is an easy word to write. It is not however, easy to talk about. I’m sure as I continue typing away at this I will shed lots of tears and reopen the wounds of my heart that have (sort of) healed...well, as much as they can. But I’ll push forward because it happens, … Continue reading When your amiga suffers a miscarriage
Best Decision Ever.
Dr. Margarita Machado-Casas put into one sentence, what I've been trying to say for the past 6 years.
When meltdowns invade your marriage.
My forehead laid against the top of the steering wheel and it hurt as pressed up and down between my sobs. I hadn’t cried this hard in a while. I was defeated. My son’s meltdown kicked my ass. I spent hours picking apart what I’d wear and did my makeup with extra precision so I … Continue reading When meltdowns invade your marriage.
Navigating the Pressures of Traditional Esposa Expectations
While I am half Mexican, half Polish, I was raised by some incredibly vivacious Latinas. And despite the fact that I do not speak Spanish (yes I know it’s a travesty, but I did take Spanish class every year from elementary through my sophomore year of college if that counts for anything) I grew up … Continue reading Navigating the Pressures of Traditional Esposa Expectations