Joanna Newcome was an intern at Living Positive, and this is her experience.
While my time with Living Positive may have been short, the lessons and memories I have gained are gifts that will forever keep giving. The ladies of the program are a true testament that HIV does not have to be a life sentence. They are living proof that when given a chance, success can be a reality. Mary gave me some very poignant advice while at LPK, “Never do anything you don’t enjoy.” While at Living Positive, I learned what I truly enjoy: putting smiles on people’s faces! I may not understand Kswahili, but I will always understand the meaning of a smile. I pray the strong, warm hearted, talented women of Living Positive keep on fighting, striving, but most importantly smiling! I can’t wait to return and see their continued growth.