The Ribbon of Hope

30 x 40” Oil on Canvas
I wanted to pay tribute to those living with, and who have lost the fight to AIDS. Although we’ve come a long way, it is essential we raise awareness on this issue. It isn’t only an LGBTQ+ issue, as anyone is at risk. It is important to get tested every 3-6 months even if you are in a monogamous relationship, because you never know. We also need to remove the stigma around it. People who have it are no less human than anyone else. We are all here on this planet as vulnerable beings. Some of us get sick and some of us do not, but we all go through our own spiritual battles.