Michelle and Otto's AIDS Walk Kansas City 2021 Fundraising Page
As a queer woman falling under multiple stigmatized categories including chronic illness, I know what it feels like for someone to hear your struggle and look the other way. However, as a person who also lives life with the privilege of being a middle class, cis, white woman married to a cis white man, I know I cannot begin to understand what it feels like to be stigmatized as someone who has HIV/AIDS, compounded with the physical suffering the disease brings with it. If all that is being asked of me in this fight at this moment is to ask my other privileged friends to sponsor me and walk around my neighborhood, how can I say no to that?
My 18 month old, Otto, and I will be walking around Countryside and Mission, KS on April 24th to do our small part in the fight against AIDS and I hope you will consider joining us or donating to our efforts!