Are mothers pushing their sons into hypermasculinity? Should little boys be allowed to cry?
As human beings, we are delightfully social creatures. We need relationships for mental and emotional health, and reassurance. This semester, VOX Investigates takes a deep dive into healthy relationships and dating violence.
Despite living in a more progressive time period, conversations tend to be burdened by a mandate of silence when it comes to talking about how HIV or AIDS impacts the transgender community. According to GLAAD, a nonprofit supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, aseuxal/aromantic community, the term transgender is defined as “an umbrella term […]
Keep reading for this compelling opinion piece by Jada. More than 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV. About 30 million people have died from HIV & AIDS-related causes since its discovery in 1981. Roughly 1.7 million died of HIV & AIDS in 2011 alone. Out of all those people who have […]
“I was born with HIV, but I didn’t know until I was 15. In 10th grade I caught pneumonia and got really sick. My legs swelled up and I couldn’t breathe, eat or sleep. We went to the doctor and they rushed me to the hospital. I passed out in the ambulance and woke up […]
Toni Taylor, Health Peer Educator, Clark Atlanta University When I was a freshman, my cousin’s best friend found out she was HIV-positive. I remember my cousin calling me in the middle of the day, crying about her best friend finding out she was infected with HIV. It was surreal. You […]
In this Q&A segment, we speak with Lauren Barineau on disease prevention, Georgia’s sex education policy and more. Barineau is a training and technical assistance coordinator at the nonprofit Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP). She designs and delivers trainings for adults who work with youth related to reproductive health, effective sexual health […]
“No one is responsible for your HIV status but you. You’re responsible for knowing it, taking care of it … staying HIV-healthy — and that comes first and foremost from knowing your status,” says Kendall Boone, a Greater than AIDS national ambassador, who works at Emory in clinical trials (where medications get tested for treating […]
Jahleelah decided to get an HIV test to show how testing works for teens. AID Atlanta, one of many sites where teens can get tested for free, welcomed VOX in to experience, explain and record the process. For this video, Jahleelah first got tested off camera to go through the process with privacy. Everything […]
Dear Readers, As some of you know, VOX recently rebranded itself and reconstructed our entire program so we may best represent the voices of Atlanta’s teenagers. Along with this reconstruction was the birth of the VOX Investigates team. This team of teenagers took a semester-long journey into stories to produce print media, videos, audio stories, […]