Saturday, November 14, 2009 4:23 AM
My name is Adrienne Seed. I am a 59-year-old straight white woman--an artist, a writer, a counselor, a mother--who has lived with HIV for seven years. For some of this time I was forced to live as an "invisible" woman, denied a voice because of the stigma and prejudice associated with HIV. Now I am lucky that I can speak out, and I will continue to do so on the behalf of all the "invisible" positive women who, for one reason and another, are denied their voice. My artwork is one medium for me to make my voice--and their voices--heard.