Song writing, singing, dancing, and performing with other great talents… These are my passions that enable me to keep my troubles away.
I was diagnosed with HIV in 1990. Even though I always used protection, a torn condom made my world come tumbling down. I went through years of denial, guilt, insecurity, self-doubt, anger and disgust. Ecaping into theatre life was only postponing the fact that I had to come to terms with the real problem; accepting and living with hiv.
Yet, it was only when I was struck by a heart attack that I got my wake-up call. That is when I found the courage to truly start enjoying and respecting my own creativity whilst living with hiv. I started singing from the heart.
Now, my hiv and creativity are always with me as my constant companions.
For the picture on the homepage:
Photography – Hans Arets
Outfit & jewelry – Jolanta Izabela PawlakI
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