Southern AIDS Living Quilt

Assembling an AIDS Quilt Panel, 1989

Growing up in NC, my mother worked as a social worker in pediatric HIV/AIDS at Duke Medical Center.  In 1987, she started the first support group for adults with HIV/AIDS in NC.  My mother and step-father first met at an AIDS Service Agency of NC meeting and later became president and vice-president of the agency, respectively.  The fight against HIV/AIDS and promoting education, awareness, and community around the issue has been very important to my parents, thus, a big part of my life from a young age.

In honor of World AIDS Day, I’m sharing my images from collaborating with the Southern AIDS Living Quilt. The Living Quilt is a project of Southern AIDS Coalition, dedicated to promoting awareness of the growing impact of HIV/AIDS on women in the southern US, particularly women of color. Naturally, I was honored when approached to be a part of this effort and am proud to share these portraits with you today.


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt


Southern AIDS Living Quilt

See full post here: Natalia Weedy Photography-Blog2014-12-01.