Dr. Oni Blackstock, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Health, inducted into the Love Superhero Hall of Gratitude in December 2018 for bringing her wicked smart brain to champion HIV prevention for women. I’ve been girl fanning over Dr. Blackstock from across the United States—reading her publications and thrilled when we have collaborative calls with our New York colleagues. I packed the special sparkly cape in my suitcase when I saw she was speaking at the National Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit. Imagine my delight when we were both walking down the same hallway before her Plenary talk and I could cape her. Ever onward, Dr. Blackstock!
Got caped as an HIV hero by the incomparable Shannon Weber @LoveYou2org and then took to the stage for my plenary feeling like a super-SHEro! #2018BHPS #biomedicalpreventionsumit pic.twitter.com/HmIxoCzbP2
— Oni Blackstock (@DrOniBee) December 4, 2018
About the Love Superhero Hall of Gratitude
“The plain fact is that the world does not need more successful people, but it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane.” David Orr
I deeply admire those who “live well in their places.” The ordinary and the unsung who offer to the world the very best parts of themselves without expectation.
This is a beautiful expression of love in her calm, persistent, generous manner – offering a ripple of change (a metamorphosis) to the world.
Inductees to the Love Superhero Hall of Gratitude are caped in recognition of their contributions to a love-filled world.