What would you do if you told your best friend your deepest secret --- and than she told everyone within the hour? That's exactly what happened to Paige Rawl
, who divulged her HIV positive status to her friend and soon after was bullied by the entire school with nowhere to turn for help. At 15 she found herself facing a bottle of pills, but pulled herself back, fought the system about bullying laws and has become an inspiration for teens everywhere.
Paige tells her story in her new memoir, POSITIVE
, and gives us a brief taste in her blog post below, where she explains what happened to her in middle school and why HIV education is so important. Read below, and be sure to check out our interview with Paige,
from POSITIVE, and contest
, where you can win a copy of the book!