I was born in Argentina. I live in London now because my husband is a Londoner, London-Irish. We met in 1993 in India. We sent letters for three years and then, when we met again, they diagnosed me with HIV. He said that nothing had changed in our relationship, and that is why I’m here now.
I am very close to my family. When I said I was going to be part of this project, my sister said, “How can we be involved?” And I said, “Try to send me a picture.”
I volunteer for a charity and I teach gardening classes. I try to encourage people to reconnect with their food through learning how easy it is to grow. Ever since I learned how to walk, my granddad used to bring me to the botanical gardens in Buenos Aires. In London, I work with nature every day of my life. There is beauty in nature.
This is what I say to people: You think you will not recover, but you must always hold on to hope. Being an immigrant, the network I have built up in London is very important to me, including people at the clinic, at the gym, or at the place where I volunteer. Beautiful things make me smile, but it is the other things too that you cannot photograph, all the kindness and support you experience through relationships with people.