Victoria Noe

Award-winning Author, Speaker, Activist

A Bump in the Road

14939612_10211353713823039_7137501194304996616_oUgly, isn't it?

This week's blog post is short but not so sweet.

The first week of my trip to New York was amazing. I attended a panel discussion that included Kelsey Louie, Executive Director of GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis) and one of its founders, Larry Kramer. I heard another panel speak on the narrativization of AIDS in the dance community.

I interviewed ten amazing women who you'll meet in Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community

I launched my Indiegogo campaign to support the book. I was on a roll.

And then I wasn't.

On Saturday I tripped and fell, breaking two fingers. Had surgery to insert 5 pins that will be removed in a month. I'm on my second splint to immobilize my hand. On Monday I see an orthopedic hand surgeon. After the splint finally comes off, I face 3 months of therapy on my right hand.

Did I mention that I'm right-handed?

So, I have a lot of adjusting to do. But if you'd like to help, please share my Indiegogo campaign. The nine interviews I had to cancel will now be conducted in January. It's even more important now that I meet my goal. Check out the cool perks and all the ways you can support it, even getting your own name in the book.

I hope to be able to write more as I get used to hunting and pecking with my left hand, and I install a voice-to-text program.

Not giving up, though it may take me longer to get things done. This book will make you laugh, make you cry, and open the door to a part of AIDS - and women's - history that few know. And I hope you'll be a part of it.

Back to work.