The Revolution: Native American Lakota Pop Artist Redefines HIV Awareness & Prevention Through Multidisciplinary Arts
"All over Turtle Island, the Rez or City life, got this epidemic time to survive, "PrEPahHontoz urges with one of the most definitive lines of her new HIV awareness single, "Take the Pill". "Indigenous peoples have survived many epidemics in the past. HIV/AIDS will be another epidemic they will survive as well," proclaims the Two-Spirit performance artist. Proving that music is a form of prevention with her June 24th, 2017 single release, now available on i'Tunes.
PrEPahHontoz is a Native American spokesperson for PrEP, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness. A community often underserved and under-reported, PrEPahHontoz gives a voice to the Native American/First Nations/Indigenous communities in the PrEP and HIV movement. The mission of PrEPahHontoz is to promote awareness, sexual health education, and accessibility of PrEP efforts in more urban areas like NYC, many Two-Spirit individuals from Tribes across North America remain unaware of PrEP as an option for their HIV Prevention method arsenal.
Captivating audiences with her unique blend of Native American sign language, urban voguing, and tradition, PrEPahHontoz drives home HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in a way that is not only effective, but personal. Creating exciting performance art that Native and non-Native audiences alike can appreciate. "As Indigenous people, storytelling is an important part of our culture. Music is a way to convey stories and ideas in a fun engaging way." says the New York City resident, who is always cultivating innovative ways of honoring traditions in a modern world.
It's impossible not to stand in awe of her courage as PrEPahHontoz dismantles not only the stigma of HIV prevention, but also the stigma of this living with HIV. "Take the Pill", not only speaks to prevention, but empowers HIV positive individuals to maintain a healthy "POZ life Positive" lifestyle. "Silence perpetuates stigma and shame. What better way to vanquish that darkness than with the light that only music can shed, "PrEPahHontoz says of her artistic medium.
In an age where individuals are inundated with agendas, messaging and propaganda, PrEPahHontoz has a simple theory on creating content that cuts through the disingenuous nonsense, "I truly believe in the healing power of music. Where words fail, music speaks."
Keep an ear out as PrEPahHontoz tackles PrEP and HIV/AIDS prevention on a dance floor near you with her debut single "Take the Pill". Whether it's for a speaking engagement at a University, or for a live performance at your Pride event, PrEPahHontoz captivates a crowd while disseminating invaluable information! Email in the field below to book the voice of the Native American/First Nations/Indigenous HIV Prevention movement.