In addition to building workshops for our different communities, each Empower participant created a digital story where they shared their own stories around becoming an HIV peer educator. These 9 stories connect to HIV in indirect and direct ways: the stories explore challenges with homophobia and transphobia, finding community, issues of race and gender, about accessing resources in rural communities, colonialism, peer pressure and more. They speak to HIV prevention in a way that goes beyond just using a condom or a dental dam and speak to the many issues and challenges that youth face in accessing resources and making decisions around their bodies and communities. Six of these nine stories are available for your viewing pleasure here.
For a screening in your community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.