August 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Conscious: one woman’s HIV story


Conscious, a popular HIV/AIDS activist and public speaker is bringing her one-woman show, “Getting Unstuck: Homeless to Hollywood (H2H), An American Dream,” to D.C. TheArc Theatre (1901 Mississippi Ave., S.E.) on Saturday at 6 p.m.

“Getting Unstuck” features Conscious, who’s says she doesn’t fit into any tidy gender or sexual orientation labels, telling her story of how she contracted the HIV virus 18 years ago, how she found out, how she reacted when told and how she forgave the person who infected her. It also touches on her recovery from sexual abuse, sexuality and success after tragedy.

Conscious is the CEO of the Getting Unstuck Project, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing educational materials through plays, speeches and films. She has also served as music manager for “The Queen Latifah Show” and has been producing and hosting the talk show “She-Commerce” on Oxygen. The show is produced by Conscious’s brother, Troy Carter, who also works with Lady Gaga.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at


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