Biography

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Anne-christine d’Adesky, creator of Bodies On The Line and The Kiki HIV Reporting Scholarship, is an investigative journalist, author of four books, and documentary filmmaker who reported on the global AIDS epidemic for New York NativeOUTThe Nation, and The Village Voice. She received the first Award of Courage from amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. She was an early member of ACT UP, co-founder of the Lesbian Avengers, and she launched the Bay Area Queer Anti-Fascist Network after the 2016 election.

Her books include The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris(2017)Beyond Shock: Charting the Landscape of Sexual Violence in Post-Quake Haiti, Moving Mountains: The Race to Treat Global AIDS, and Under the Bone, a novel set in post-Duvalier Haiti.

D'Adesky currently writes for KQED ScienceFuture of You Blog, PrideLifeand others and is working on her next book. She lives in Oakland, CA with kids and dogs.