My name is Muluba Habanyama. Pronounced MUH-LOO-BAH. I’ll forgive you if you don’t get right the first time. Or the third.
All my life, I have been interested in other people’s stories. How they came to be who they are and what they do. What makes them laugh, and most importantly what’s the worst thing they went through, and how did they overcome it. So basically I been nosy. 🙂
After one semester of studying journalism, I came to the realization that if I was going to ask others to share their stories with me, it’s only fitting that I share my own.
I was born with H.I.V and have lived with the secret for 21 years. After losing both my parents to the virus and denying myself a happy, long, fun-filled life, I am now unapologetically living my living this crazy, cool and complexed life wholeheartedly.
Now at 24, I am a motivational speaker, freelance journalist, and an activist.In each of the roles I have taken on I deepened my knowledge and passion for the work I do.
My new adventure is this blog, where I hope to share with you my thoughts, my advice, my memories and everything between.
Being seen does have value. A voice does have value.
I have the support of my family, friends, and colleagues.
Many do not. And this, in part, is for them.