>I Rocked Those Red Pumps for HIV/AIDS Awareness

>By Natasha L.Foreman

Yesterday I rocked the mess out of my red pumps as I honored and brought awareness to National Women and Girl’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Although my feet were screaming in pain after more than 10 hours of walking around on those narrow but beautiful 4 inch heels; it was important that each person who paid a compliment or questioned why I had on heels understood that it wasn’t to heighten my vanity but to bring awareness to an important cause.

I never wear heels while traveling, but there I was at the airport braving those floors, escalators, and the train as I proudly walked to my gate to board the plane. Then I made it through an intensive two-hour  PhD residency session followed by a reception in our honor. I probably should have had someone take my picture earlier in the day before the day caught up to me and my feet…but I didn’t hesitate to ask a colleague to take my picture so that I could share it on this blog.

After a LONG day I was still smiling and rocking those red pumps!

I want to thank the Red Pump Project for engaging bloggers for this national day of awareness- it was an honor to participate in this great cause. I would like to thank them for highlighting and educating people about the need for women and girls to get tested; and for collaborating with The Red Tie Project (forming The Red Project Collective) that encourages and educates men on the need to get tested for HIV/AIDS.

Remember, we all must make an effort to get tested and stay protected…our lives and our loved ones depend on it!

Copyright 2011. Natasha L. Foreman. All Righs Reserved. paradigmlife.blogspot.com

>Tomorrow I’m Rocking my Red Pumps!

>By Natasha L. Foreman, MBA

Tomorrow is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and in support of this day and the Red Pump Project I will be rocking my red pumps to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS; and the need for women and girls to get tested and stay protected. 
Yes, I will be sure to post a picture tomorrow of me with my heels glistening, so why don’t you join me? Ladies, rock your red pumps tomorrow and fellas why don’t you sport a red tie to show your support! Send me a picture so we can spread the love nationwide. 
Copyright 2011. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved. paradigmlife.blogspot.com

>National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Join Me and Rock that Red!

>By Natasha L. Foreman, MBA

I recently posted an article on the blog for the Younger Women’s Task Force Atlanta Metro Chapter about the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). It is important that we all do our part to live healthy lives, to be informed, educated, and to spread knowledge to the masses of women and girls who are uninformed and ignorant about the reality of HIV/AIDS.

As a supporter of The Red Pump Project I have placed banners on my blogs, website, and other sites to spread the word virally about this initiative and the importance of getting tested, using protection ALL of the time, and practicing other safe sex methods.

I’m also going to rock the mess out of my red four-inch pumps on March 10th!

The Red Pump Project partnered with The Red Tie Project (which focuses on men) embodies The Red Project Collective, which is a nonprofit that focuses on raising awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS in minority groups (women, people of color, and LGBT).

The Red Pump Project aims to:

  • Commemorate major awareness dates with various events or campaigns online and on the ground
  • Partner with organizations doing work in HIV/AIDS in their initiatives and events around the country
  • Obtain a Red Pump ambassador in every state
  • Get women around the country to “Rock the Red Pump™” both online and on the ground
  • Be involved in getting 1,000 people tested nationally
  • Raise funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations

It was a goal that 500 bloggers such as myself commit to promoting The Red Pump Project on our blogs by March 10th- so far they are up to 700 bloggers. I want to get the word out now so that YOU can join the movement to help save women and girls from one of the ugliest gifts that keeps on giving…and you can’t give it back!

So join me and rock those red pumps and fellas you can rock the red ties, oh and don’t forget to follow me, YWTF-ATLThe Red Pump Project, The Red Tie Project, and The Red Project Collective on Twitter!

Copyright 2011. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved.