Meet Kennedi Lowman, a Columbus, GA native who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Albany State University and a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Tuskegee University. As the oldest child of her mother and the fourth child of her father, Kennedi is a family-oriented person who adores her loved ones to infinity and beyond. In her spare time, she indulges in baking, adventurous activities, reading, writing, and hanging out with her family and friends. Known for her bubbly personality, Kennedi is always ready to spread love and give hugs, and you can catch her laughing, smiling, and dancing 90% of the time.
As an ardent volunteer and advocate for women living with HIV, Kennedi has established herself as a prominent voice in the community. Her blog (klowinspires.com) and YouTube channel (#KLowInspires) serve as platforms for her to share her personal experiences and discuss issues affecting Black women living with HIV. Since May 2021, Kennedi has worked as a Linkage Coordinator for THRIVE Support Services, where she helps Black and brown individuals in the HIV community get access to medical and dental care, mental health support, food resources, and other support services. Her dedication to the cause and passion for community service saw her promoted to Linkage Supervisor in September 2021, and later to Community Member Engagement Manager in March 2022.
In her role at THRIVE, Kennedi also leads the Mobile Clinic Community Advisory Board in partnership with Emory and Grady, and the Speakers Guild initiative. She enjoys creating fun, out-of-the-box activities for people living with HIV to remind them that HIV is not the end of their journey. Kennedi credits Freda Jones, one of her biggest community coaches, for guiding and pushing her along her HIV advocacy path. She is grateful for the opportunity to stand out and make a difference for women living with HIV.