My name is Jarod Dimatos and I’m a Stylist and aspiring Photographer. I love Creativity, Queer Art, Fashion and I’m a huge Nerd. A lot of my inspiration comes from huge #LGBTQ figureheads in our community such as Grace Jones, Boy George and Janelle Monáe, and not only do they inspire my fashion but also my passion for Education and Brilliance.
I’m an HIV Advocate because I believe I can personally make a change. I pride myself in education and strive to use my voice in as many settings and platforms as possible. This stigma was created in an atmosphere of fear and by continuously using our voices and educating every community we can start to break that mold.
I want these phrases to become adopted into our lingo when these conversations are being held. Let’s create space for normalcy to enter discussions about HIV/AIDS with people who are unaware. Most importantly, let’s get tested.