Living with HIV and Black Girl Magic, Kamaria Laffrey (She/Her/Hers) serves nationally as a speaker, an advocate for HIV justice, a spokesperson for treatment adherence & self-care and works with The SERO Project as the Southern Community Engagement Coordinator to mobilize communities in changing legislative policy that unjustly prosecutes people living with HIV. Her local work extends to rural and underserved areas, as she serves on the West Central FL Ryan White Care Council and the FL Dept. of Health Community HIV Advisory Group. Since her diagnosis in 2003, Kamaria has worked to empower others to live beyond the historical residue and self-induced stigma of HIV; boldly speaking of life beyond a diagnosis and building a destiny as the founder of the community based organization, emPOWERed Legacies. A 2018 graduate of Positive Women’s Network - USA’s Policy Fellowship Program, Kamaria is looking forward to furthering her patient advocacy in gender and racial equity justice for People Living with HIV. Sharing her lived experiences in POZ magazine, Plus magazine and various health blogs, Kamaria seeks to be a willing vessel of faith that guides individuals in her community towards embracing healing, giving inspiration and living victorious with HIV through her developing community based organization, emPOWERed Legacies. By being available for public speaking, one on one peer counseling, workshop development, social media outreach, and program consulting, Kamaria emphasizes empowerment, sexual responsibility, and development of spiritual principles for individuals all over the world.