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Surviving Valentine's Day as a Single Woman

Well Valentine's Day is Upon Us! While many of us are in a thriving relationship, some of us are single or in the Friend Zone. Well on Black, Trans & Beautiful I discuss surviving Valentine's Day while single. Check out the video below for tips on Surviving Valentine's Day and Some Gift Ideas for Those you love,   Yannick

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Musique Wants to be A Parent

Here lately, I've been suffering from baby fever.  I've been imagining how my life would be if I had a child or children.  I see many of my peers get married and start families, and I often wonder what has kept me from getting married and starting a family.   Well for starters, I wanted to find myself before settling down, I wanted to make sure I am financially stable, and I also wanted to make sure that I am ready for kids and marriage. So far, I've found myself and getting financially stable. I just need the marriage and kids (Smile).   Everyone has complimented me whenever I've taken care of my God children, neices, and nephews, that I would make a good father. I've also been honored as an honorary father by various organizations that I'm affiliated due to me teaching youth and instilling morals into young people and just being a parental figure in some people's life and even encouraging other people to become more stable and mature.  Although, I do n…

Dating With HIV: Rejection and Ignorance

As Many of you know, In November, I was diagnosed as HIV positive.  It was a life changing experience. What an experience it has been!  I've encountered guys who were very much aware of what HIV is and are okay with it. Then I've encountered others that are totally ignorant of the virus.  They think HIV automatically means you are a whore or that you have AIDS.   Recently, I had a Suitor that had made plans to go on a date.  We had taken the time to get to know each other.  Then he asked the question that I really hate answering. "What's Your HIV Status?" Due to the fact that I value honesty and the fact that I got HIV from someone who did not tell me their status out of honesty, I told him "I am positive." Click went the phone.  I later received a text that read "thanks for the honesty. I do appreciate, but I can't put my life in danger." That text made me feel like I was a damaged good, which I'm not. It made me feel like because of m…

Late Night: HIV, Friends, and Life

It's late Thursday Night/early Friday Morning and I'm still somehow awake.  For some reason I have a lot on my mind.
  The last few months have been a challenge.  With me finding out that I'm HIV positive, I've had some mental struggles.  I felt as if I would lose friendships. So far I've seen that my friends around me are true friends indeed. The main challenge is that I've only told my mom within my immediate family.  Its a different experience for me.  Knowing that I could be on meds for the rest of my life scare me, but I'm thankful to have that support system.
  Even in the dating scene, I've ran into some donkey's butts, but I've ran into guys who are really educated on HIV and AIDS.  You have some guys that feel if they even look at an HIV positive man that he's automatically got it.  Please come out of the dark ages people. Even people who are somewhat educated even feel that you have to use Lysol of someone who is HIV positive to…