Jane Shepherd

I am a cis woman living with HIV, working as a graphic designer, artist, writer and peer mentor. I have also sat on various research study groups as a community representative. My work is rooted in women and girls’ rights, and positive health, dignity and prevention for women living with HIV. I am currently exploring the changing narratives of women living with HIV since the advent of treatment.

  • What would be your personal motto? The time is now
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Be kind to yourself, you are only doing your best at any given time, if you could have done better you would have 
  • What is your most treasured possession? A Stone Age hand axe that I found embedded in the sand at low tide in the first month of lockdown and during a supermoon. Not a very feminist symbol, I admit – maybe it belonged to a woman. Reminds me that life is both transient and permanent.