Monday, September 20, 2010

How is Sylvie healthy? [lady-style]

I can’t work on LGBT health and well-being 
for our community if I am unable to take care of me, 
of my physical and mental health.

I wake up early and go to sleep very late, and spend a lot of time on the web and on my computer, in part looking for a new job. I’m an HIV/AIDS activist and work on LGBT health for an organization based in Paris, Brusells, and Montreal.

To compensate for my lack of sleep I need :

- A break in the morning: when I wake up, before turning on my computer, I take time to have breakfast (bread from my famous baker, a cup of coffee and some fruit) and read a book.

- A healthy diet: I am lucky to have two different market places in my district. I can buy cheap fresh fruits and vegetables and other local products. It’s marvelous because I like to cook for my family (I have two children - a young adult and a teenager) and for my friends. I cook with olive and colza oil, with a lot of spices (curcuma and curry, cinnamon, Ras el hanout, different peppers), fresh herbs and thyme.

I can’t work on LGBT health and well-being for our community if I am unable to take care of me, of my physical and mental health. To stay healthy I also need to have a sport activity and need to meet my friends and new people.

In my previous job I often worked in the evening - during the week and on weekends. So, many afternoons I would go rollerblading with one of my colleagues for two or three hours. Actually I’m looking for a new partner for rollerblading but I still try to go for a walk in my town, taking only public transportation when I’m late for a meeting or when I visit my father who lives in a distant district.

Once a month my favorite LGBT organization throws a dinner/dance party. I love to go, have a drink and laugh with my friends, meet new people and dance. At the end of the party I walk home - about 50 minutes.

To finish, I’m very proud to have two children who understand discrimination, racism and homophobia and who support me. I love them, try quietly to take care of them, and listen to their problems when they need an ear. It’s not easy all the time but I try!

-- Sylvie [lady, ally]
Lyon, France

How are you healthy?
Join in the conversation.
Tell us HERE. Send a pic to the same place.
And we'll blog it, right here.
Gay men and all allies welcome to participate.

Read past posts.
Learn more about the campaign


  1. Long-life to the so useful and sexy LifeLube !

    With love,

  2. Yes !

    Tu as mille fois raison de faire ce que tu fais, embrasse toute ta petite family et tes amis(e) de la part de Samy !


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

select key words

2007 National HIV Prevention Conference 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit 2011 LGBTI Health Summit 2012 Gay Men's Health Summit 2012 International AIDS Conference abstinence only ACT Up activism advocacy Africa african-american aging issues AIDS AIDS Foundation of Chicago anal cancer anal carcinoma anal health anal sex andrew's anus athlete ball scene bareback porn barebacking bathhouses bears big bold and beautiful Bisexual Bisexual Health Summit bisexuality black gay men black msm blood ban blood donor body image bottom Brian Mustanski BUTT Center on Halsted Charles Stephens Chicago Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus Chicago Task Force on LGBT Substance Use and Abuse Chris Bartlett chubby chaser circumcision civil rights civil union Coaching with Jake communication community organizing condoms Congress crystal meth dating dating and mating with alan irgang David Halperin David Munar depression disclosure discrimination domestic violence don't ask don't tell douche downlow Dr. James Holsinger Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles Dr. Rafael Diaz Dr. Ron Stall drag queen Ed Negron emotional health ENDA Eric Rofes exercise Feast of Fun Feel the love... female condom fitness Friday is for Faeries FTM gay culture gay identity gay latino gay male sex gay marriage gay men gay men of color gay men's health Gay Men's Health Summit 2010 gay pride gay rights gay rugby gay sex gay youth gender harm reduction hate crime HCV health care health care reform health insurance hepatitis C HIV HIV care HIV drugs HIV negative HIV positive HIV prevention HIV stigma HIV strategic plan HIV testing hiv vaccine HIV/AIDS homophobia homosexuality hottie hotties how are you healthy? Howard Brown Health Center HPV human rights humor hunk Illinois IML immigration International AIDS Conference international mr. leather internet intimacy IRMA Jim Pickett leather community leathersex Leon Liberman LGBT LGBT adoption LGBT culture LGBT health LGBT rights LGBT seniors LGBT youth LGBTI community LGBTI culture LGBTI health LGBTI rights LGBTI spirituality LGV LifeLube LifeLube forum LifeLube poll LifeLube subscription lifelube survey Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano love lube lubricant Lymphogranuloma Venereum masturbation mental health microbicides middle Monday Morning Perk-Up MRSA MSM music National AIDS Strategy National Gay Men's Health Summit negotiated safety nutrition One Fey's Tale oral sex Peter Pointers physical health Pistol Pete pleasure PnP podcast policy politics poppers porn post-exposure prophylaxis PrEP President Barack Obama Presidential Campaign prevention Project CRYSP prostate prostate cancer public health public sex venues queer identity racism Radical Faerie recovery rectal microbicides relationships religion research safe sex semen Senator Barack Obama sero-adaptation sero-sorting seroguessing sex sexual abuse sexual addiction sexual health sexual orientation Sister Glo Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence smoking social marketing spirituality STD stigma stonewall riots substance abuse treatment substance use suicide super-bug superinfection Susan Kingston Swiss declaration syphilis Ted Kerr Test Positive Aware Network testicle self-examination testicular cancer testing The "Work-In" The 2009 Gay Men's Health Agenda Tony Valenzuela top Trans and Intersex Association trans group blog Trans Gynecology Access Program transgender transgender day of remembrance transgendered transmen transphobia transsexual Trevor Hoppe universal health care unsafe sex vaccines video violence viral load Who's That Queer Woof Wednesday writers yoga You Tube youtube