Disclosures: Rewriting the Narrative About HIV

Being HIV positive today is completely different from how it was thirty years ago. This anthology collects work from those affected by HIV so they can tell us what it really means to have HIV in Scotland today.
Many of the stories, poems and artworks here emerged from the Positive Stories workshop series and artistic-mentorship scheme organised by HIV Scotland, empowering people to use their own voices to reshape the narrative around HIV and take part in creative activism.

Disclosures features

  • a forward by Jackie Kay
  • and illustrations by Brian Houston

as well as poems, short stories, and art from

  • RJ Arkhipov
  • Mark Carlisle
  • Kevin Crowe
  • Will Dalgleish
  • Stephen Duffy
  • J. William James
  • Matthew Lynch
  • James McAbraham
  • NJ Millar
  • Nobody
  • Michael Nugent
  • Oliver
  • Rio
  • Fraser Serle
  • Nathan Sparling
  • Angie Spoto
  • Jamie Stewart

Praise for Disclosures

Beverley Pollitt, Disability Studies Network: "Each piece of work is delicately interwoven, creating a powerful yet emotive anthology which enriches the understanding of HIV from multiple perspectives. […] Disclosures must be cherished as an alternative form of education which focuses on exploring the lived reality of HIV. […] There is a noticeable respect for the experiences detailed, an admiration which the contributors rightly deserve for their honesty and willingness to share their stories."