My interest in the area of HIV has been longstanding and was first formalized in my graduate research. Using a visual narrative inquiry approach, I worked in close relation with five urban aboriginal women exploring their lives with HIV. Some of the Aboriginal women have stayed in conversation with me since then and opened up many questions about the messiness of research, the unfolding of relationships, how we each are touched by lives and stories, while also exploring issues of differences. We are currently reflecting upon the long term impact of HIV on their lives. In the field of HIV I have engaged in research alongside nurses, women at risk for or living with HIV during their early mothering experience, and most recently alongside children who are at risk for sexual exploitation. I engage in community based research projects, with a strong emphasis on participatory action. Central to my work are a focus on experiences and relationships.