Kendall is a proud trans woman. She is a PLDI Facilitator-in-training with almost 3 decades of HIV community involvement through volunteerism and employment.

Diagnosed HIV positive in 1984, she has spent much of the past 37 years living life fully, being an example for others of how to give HIV the respect it deserves while, at the same time, not allowing it to negatively impact her own self worth or happiness.

Kendall loves Christmas, doesn’t mind Mondays, is awed by the ocean, finds Spring amazing and thinks puppy feet smell great!!

Favourite quotes (sources unknown):

People hear your words but they listen to your actions.

Haters will see you walk on water and say it’s because you can’t swim. 

She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.