- A popular American fashion stylist has been diagnosed with HIV
- Farran Jean Andrea took to his social media pages to announce that he had been diagnosed with the disease
- He revealed that he is making this known to bring awareness to the effects of the disease
Being diagnosed with HIV is not a good thing even though it is no longer seen as a death sentence. A popular stylist recently took to his social pages to announce that he had been diagnosed with the disease.
American Farran Jean Andrea explained that his team members did not want him to reveal this personal bit of information but he had to make it known to bring awareness to the disease and his effects.
See his post below:
Many of you may not know that I had been going through a challenging time in my life, and I feel as though now I am ready to be honest with you all.
My team recommended that I not share this info, but I have to. Not only for myself, but for anyone else who is also going through this struggle, or any others. The truth is that I have been diagnosed with HIV.
My confession is to bring awareness and to have all of you guys love and support; not only for myself, but also anyone you may know who is positive.
This is not easy for me to express. And I am finally in a place where I can be vulnerable. I am sharing my truth not for pity, but for FREEDOM. Self –expression is the best form of truth.
I just want you all to know that I love you guys, and that I’m here for you.”
According to his website, Farren Jean Andrea is a pop culture enthusiast and one of the most influential stylists in the industry. He churned a social media following into a sustainable career reflecting a new era in which all rules are meant to broken.
His first foray into fashion landed him two consecutive covers for Paper Magazine. He serves as a testament to the power of social media, the power of possibility, and the power of the people.
Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
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