Sister Pursefonee: Loving Yourself

Sister Pursefonee, from The Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, speaks to the stigma often associated with HIV/AIDS and the importance of loving ourselves when someone we care about lives with this disease.


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Reflecting on Self-Love

The following questions are based on Sister Pursefonee's video, "Loving Yourself". Discuss them in a group or reflect on them individually.


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Take what you learned from Sister Pursefonee's "Loving Yourself" and spend more time reflecting on the ideas presented. Use these questions for your own reflection or bring them to a group conversation. Learn, Reflect, Grow.

  • Why is loving yourself as important as accepting love from others?
  • Why does putting ourselves first make us uncomfortable?
  • What does it mean to love another person fully while loving yourself first?
  • What does it look like to love yourself when in a relationship with someone who is living with chronic health issues?

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Take Action


Friendly Responses to those with HIV/AIDS

This Action provides suggestions on how to be an ally to those living with HIV/AIDS.


  1. Use loving and helpful language:
    • Ask the question, "Have you been tested?" instead of "Are you clean?"
    • When referring to a chronic illness (like HIV/AIDS) use phrases like "living with" instead of "suffering from".
  2. Support organizations like Mr. Friendly whose mission is to end the stigma of HIV/AIDS. Make sure look them up on Facebook to find a "Team Friendly" network near you!
  3. Love yourself by Getting Tested and encourage others to do the same!
  4. If someone you care about is living with HIV/AIDS or any other chronic illness, encourage them to find local support groups.
  5. - 7. Share the following posts on your social media pages!

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