Visual AIDS, Positive Women's Network — USA, Fire Island Artist Residency, and Dieu Donne are all collaborating to do something special for women living with HIV on the occasion of LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN 2019.

Are you a women living with HIV who would like to receive a handmade valentine for Valentines Day?

To receive a handmade valentine, please email your name and mailing address to [email protected] by January 31, 2019.

Valentines will be sent out at the beginning of February so that they arrive by Valentine's Day, February 14. (International mailings may arrive in the second half of the month.) Respecting the privacy of receipts, envelopes will bear the recipients address without additional information.

Please note that the valentines are for women living with HIV only. Thank you for respecting this.

Since 2015, artists, activists and HIV-positive women have come together for LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN paper making workshops to show their love and support for women living with HIV. Hosted at Dieu Donné's paper making studios, the program produces hundreds of unique handmade paper Valentines cards that are mailed to women living with HIV around the world in time for Valentine's Day. These workshops are collaboratively produced with the Fire Island Artist Residency and Dieu Donné.

LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN is an international series of events that uses Valentines Day as a backdrop, creating a platform for individuals and communities to engage in public and private acts of love and caring for women living with HIV. Working from a place of strength, LPW focuses on the idea of interconnectedness, relationship building, loving oneself and loving ones community. LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN is an ongoing project established by Visual AIDS artist member Jessica Whitbread in 2013.

LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN 2019 is funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the MAC AIDS Fund.