Washington Post Profiles Actress, HIV/AIDS Advocate Sheryl Lee Ralph
The Washington Post on Monday profiled actress and HIV/AIDS advocate Sheryl Lee Ralph, whose one-woman show "Sometimes I Cry" aims to increase awareness about the disease. Ralph has performed the show nationwide as well as internationally, and she staged it on Saturday in Washington, D.C., at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus. During the show, Ralph stands in front of a screen that displays photographs and epidemiological statistics, and she "delves into her subject by way of a bittersweet memory of the 1980s," when HIV/AIDS was "gathering force," according to the Post. Ralph also has collected personal stories from women affected by the disease, and she uses this material during her performances, "airing the tales that are the best fit for the audience in front of her," the Post reports (Wren, Washington Post, 9/29).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.