On this week’s episode of the Introvert N the City Podcast, we’re sitting down with writer and podcast host dCarrie to discuss the importance of eliminating the stigma attached to herpes. In an extremely brave and candid conversation, dCarrie discusses how she contracted the STD, how it’s impacted her life, and how dating has changed for her.
Here are some interesting statistics, according to webMD:
- Genital herpes infection, a sexually transmitted disease, is common in the U.S, affecting 1 out of 6 people ages 14 to 49. Most people, however, have not been diagnosed, and many don’t have symptoms.
- HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately 1 out of 5 women) than in men (almost 1 out of 9). This may be because male-to-female transmission is easier than female-to-male transmission. HSV-2 infection is also more common in the black population and least common among Asians.
A natural born creator, dCarrie has grown through different mediums of expression. Starting as a lifestyle blogger with her blog TheVixinExperience, she won over her audience with her ability to write as colorfully as she spoke. Being a woman for simple yet effective flair and expression, she naturally transitioned her digital presence to YouTube with natural hair tutorials, lifestyle and conversation vlogs on her dCarrieTV channel. Through both mediums, her knack for a good conversation gradually took center stage. Wanting to focus on her love of travel, dCarrie began writing for Taji Magazine as their travel contributor. Wanting to further impact her community and encourage them to travel with the resources they have, her entrance into the podcasting arena on the Beatsonfilm Network was her next natural transition. Her flair for conversation punctuated by her charismatic and relatable personality has proven to be the perfect recipe for her growing audience to discuss and absorb the ways the experiences of travel flow into every area of life. A solo woman of color who started traveling after thirty, dCarrie knows first hand the narrative of “I don’t have the money or know how to travel like ‘them.’” Wanting to hear more about the experience of travel from the perspective of a woman such as herself, dCarrie started her podcast to share how she’s changed after learning “travel is more than vacation”. dCarrie strives to impress upon travelers of color the accessibility and profound effects of seeing the world and growing through travel.
dCarrie, THANK YOU so much for being open, honest, and vulnerable. I know this was not easy! Without further ado, here is E2 of the Introvert N the City podcast.