Pat (she/her) has been living in Seattle since 1978. A long-term survivor, Pat is a pioneer in the Seattle HIV/AIDS community. She is one of the founding members of BABES Network and has used her story and expertise in sexual health and HIV/AIDS to educate middle and high school students in hundreds of Seattle classrooms.

Pat’s photography work in Through Positive Eyes is a study of textures and landscapes that poetically illustrate her grit and fortitude, with just a few selfies and images of her pup sprinkled in to punctuate her dry humor and show off her beautiful humanity. She speaks of a life filled with love, and while she has experienced an immense amount of grief and loss, her words inspire a sense of reverence and gratitude for those who have passed. We should all be so wise to develop this perspective on life.

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