That chronic optimism is Kamaria's fuel for helping others, and she believes that when she represents the HIV community, she is lifting Black women living with HIV so that their presence is equal parts visible and powerful.
“The liberation of Black women everywhere, in my opinion, rides on not needing permission to live in our excellence and to know that part of the discussion to support the prevention of HIV and living with HIV is armed with tools, access and resources towards what we identify as priority in our sexual health to reduce HIV transmissions. Black women everywhere can unapologetically desire, choose and operate in their bodies beyond our resiliency being a default. We are often ignored but then asked to be the solution.”
because we are the prototype and the conversations to end HIV needs to center on that.”