Queer artist Mykki Blanco confronts the stigma that HIV positive people deal with in new visual Hideaway. Released in observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, in collaboration with W Magazine and amfAR, Blanco looks back on her own diagnosis five years ago, and how being HIV positive has not defined her. Watch her narrate a scene depicting herself in a toxic relationship that she can’t seem to break free from. Hideaway, from Mykki Blanco’s latest album Mykki, is out now on iTunes.
“Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. As an artist living healthily today with HIV, I feel blessed that you all as fans, supporters and friends have continued to encourage me and enjoy my work and the music I create without judging me for my status and recognizing it does not define who I am as a person or an artist.”