Dedicated to all the advocates gone and the ones still here.We should never forget what others have done for us and before us.We should always include all advocates who work for other agencies, not just the ones in your agency and organization; and the ones who are independent and at the same time collaborating with all of them/us.With humbleness, love, and respect, these words that flew from my heart a few minutes ago.
You are ART,
You are Iconic,
You are a body journal,
You are a memory of many,
You are herstory/history in a tear,
You are a SCREAM that never ends,
You are new doors for others,
You are, Beautiful Confusion as Picasso,
You are a PILL that rattles behind the MELODY OF LIFE,
You are a RAINBOW without the rain,but the RAIN without clouds,
You are ME, US, YOUand all the ALPHABETthat dances still over STIGMA,
You are a HEROgone and surviving still,
You are HOPE,seeds and falling leaves.
YOU ARE EVERY WORD HERE,BUT MANY ARE STILL TO BE CREATED.
ALL THAT I CAN SAY, is SIMPLY THANKS.
Jesus Guillen, a 37 years HIV LONG TERM SURVIVOR.