1 Cubed
browse topics: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z    view all topics
MORE INFO
Latest My Worlds
Stefan
Jason
Billy
Masha
Rory
Dave
Jurgen
View All
Top Video Intermotiffs
Nate Huss on Being Adopted
Nevertheless - Knowing what you believe
Spur58- Sleepwalking Through Life
Matthew West Intermotif
KJ-52 - Transparency
Group 1 Crew Intermotif
View All
Top Hope Articles
Not Alone
Intimate Confessions of Singles
Pure White?
Loving the People You are Stuck With
Trap Doors
Why Sexual Attraction Is Good
View All
Top Questions
Should You Kiss Before Marriage?
Sex. Should I stop?
Pressure?
I feel so bad about my body
Are You Hooked?
Big Decision?
View All
Yinka


Hi, My name is Yinka, I am from Nigeria and this is My World.

Growing up was not easy at all for me. My father always wanted a boy, and being the third girl in my family made the matter worse for all of us. My main goal in life was to prove to my father that a girl can be a lot better than a boy. My mother always loved and supported me, but I never valued love or friendship, and took it for granted. I wanted more.

At the age of 19 I got admission to the School of Nursing only in my second year there I tested Positive to HIV. Even though I was infected I kept hoping for some kind of miracles, but test after test came back with the same results, I had HIV.

One night, something changed in me. I realized for the first time that I was being selfish. I was focusing on myself rather than making difference in the life of others living with HIV.

I have discovered that there is power in breaking the silence around HIV. Coming out has helped my peers change their attitudes towards the infection. I have been able to share with people living with HIV through my own story that you are not alone. You can be open and comfortable with yourself, and live a normal life. I live everyday with HIV, but it hasnít stopped me from living.

Now, I am married to a man who simply adores me with 2 children who call me mother. My father doesnít have to take decisions until he sees me first "a girl child". The Life Iím living is simply beautiful!

My World Info
Name:Yinka
Country:Nigeria
View My World Video
My World Images