There are simply not enough words to express how amazing Bamby is. I had the pleasure of meeting her a few years ago at a conference in Los Angeles and her energy could be felt as soon as she walked in the room.
This week, DJP not only wants to celebrate her and her story, but the work that she has done for HIV/AIDS and how she continues to show is that no matter what we go through in our lives, being here is a testament to our resilience.
Taken from her website:
She then slowly began to experience, build and imagine a different and better life for herself. But Bamby’s improbable survival also inspired within her a sense of duty to help others as she recovered her life. One by one, she began to transform each challenge and each issue of her early life into the substance, basis and gravitas for her current extraordinary work, activism and life. Even now, she is always ready to credit others who assisted her transcendent rise. Bamby often speaks of herself as a “Community Investment”.
On Dec. 5, HBO will be airing it's newest documentary titled, "The Trans List" where Bamby will be interviewed about her experience in a men's prison.
In 2012, Bamby released the film "TransVisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story", a film about her life, her work and how she became a role model for the other Trans activist.
To learn more about Bamby Salcedo and all of the amazing work she is doing, please visit her website.
We salute you Bamby for all the work that you do!