Emily Bass is a writer, activist and AIDS journalist who has covered the epidemic for nearly fifteen years. She is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship for reporting on AIDS treatment rollout in Uganda and her writing has appeared in the Lancet, Ms., Salon, Slice and many other publications. She’s taught writing in the special ed system of the New York City public schools, map and compass skills in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the science of AIDS treatment and prevention in Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and many other countries. She is currently the program director for an AIDS advocacy organization focused on global access to HIV prevention. She’s spent many weeks on the road in many countries with one carry-on bag, and now more frequently travels with her two sons and nine pieces of luggage.