Achim Jeremiah Howard is many things. He is a trans advocate, mentor, construction worker, minister at Bethel Christian Church, and music lover. Since learning that he is living with HIV in 2010, Achim has become incredibly active in his community as a mentor to other trans men. Three years ago, he founded DC Trans Men Rising, Inc, to create a safe space to talk about HIV and other issues.
I was privileged to speak with Achim to learn more about his motivations, experiences, and work with DC Trans Rising.