Jenelle Marie Pierce The STI Project

Episode 6

The STI Project with Jenelle Marie Pierce

In Episode 6, Erin interviews Jenelle Marie Pierce, Executive Director of the STI Project & Founder of herpes activist network HANDS. Erin and Jenelle discuss the focus of Jenelle’s work with the two organizations to destigmatize STIs and having a positive status, as well as insights on testing, and disclosing STI status in a relationship.

About This Episode

In episode six of Exclusively Inclusive with Erin Everett, NP-C, your host interviews Jenelle Marie Pierce, Executive Director of The STI Project and Founder of Herpes Activists Networking to Dismantle Stigma (HANDS).

After providing a bit about her life in Asheville, North Carolina, Jenelle goes on to discuss the goals of each of the organizations and how she works to destigmatize STIs and living confidently with a STI-positive status by reclaiming the narrative and the three pillars of Awareness, Education, and Acceptance.

Later on in the episode, Erin and Jenelle discredit the usage and perception of being a “clean” or “dirty” based on your STI status, and Jenelle emphasizes the need for self advocacy among members of STI positive community.

Episode Links:

The STI Project with Jenelle Marie Pierce