WRITING & Other samples

Alina Oswald Writing, Photography and Other Samples


Alina Oswald WRITING Samples blog page is just that--a selection of my writing samples as they were published in print and online publications. Topics include HIV/AIDS; health/medical; arts/culture; LGBT topics; interviews and profiles with authors, actors, activists, and also with business professionals; how-to articles; reviews; and rendering thoughts.

It Could Happen to You, Too: An interview and photo shoot with HIV activist Nancy Duncan published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Legacy: An interview and photo shoot with NYC actor and comedian Steve Hayes published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine 

Design and Dine Out for Life: An interview with fashion designer, HIV activist and Dining Out For Life spokesperson Mondo Guerra published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Unfinished Friendship: An interview with advocate and NYC playwright Nora Burns about her new one-woman show, David's Friend, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

A reminder: Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography available on Smashwords and Amazon  #tbt

David's Friend: A review of Nora Burns' one-woman show, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Desperately Seeking Robert: Interview and photo shoot with NYC artist activist Rob Ordonez for A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Interviewed artist David Ayllon for Out IN Jersey Magazine

Photographed Bruce Richman of Prevention Access Campaign for A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Vocal in New York: Interview and photo shoot with activist Jennifer Flynn Walker published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Photographed HIV advocate Ken Pinkela for A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine. Check out the article, Military Injustice, by Chip Alfred, A&U Editor-At-Large.


Strides & Strategies: Cover story interview with Timothy Ray Brown, aka The Berlin Patient, A&U Magazine's October 2016 cover story

On Track: Interview with pop singer Dario published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Art, AIDS & Arbors: An interview with Argentinian visual artist Hector Toscano published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Veils & Visibility: A new interview with artists Lester Blum and Vladimir Rios about their new show, Invisible, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine.

Photographing Marianne Williamson for A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine. Check out the article by Dann Dulin

See Me: A new interview with Athlete Ally Ambassador and HIV/LGBTQ activist Amazin LeThi published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Art Connections: An interview with Jersey artists published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

Photographed Rev. William Francis for A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine. Article by Connie Rose

Message Out of the Bottle: Interview with AIDS activist Wanda Brendle-Moss, article published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

The Sound of Tara: Interview and photo shoot with singer and AIDS advocate Tara Kulbatski published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Dolls of Hope: An interview with Professor Cynthia Davis published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Photographed advocate Kylar Broadus for A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine: Check out the article by Lester Strong

HIV Project - Lambda Legal: Article about HIV criminalization and much more published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

HIV/AIDS Updates: Article about a new HIV vaccine published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

LGBT Survival Guide: A Feature article published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine 

VIVA, Find Your Voice: A Film Review published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Of Lust, Men, Meth and Healing: interview with David Fawcett, PhD and author of Lust, Men and Meth published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Photographed Rev. Stacey Latimer for A&U Magazine. Check out the interview by Dann Dulin

Photographed NYC artist Joyce McDonald and her artwork for A&U Magazine. Check out the interview by Chael Needle

Lesbian Love Addiction, book review published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

Photographed a taping of Ron B.'s show, No Boundaries - Up Close and Personal, at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (www.mnn.org). Check out more about it in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine, in an article by A&U's managing editor, Chael Needle

Ron B. performing at a taping of No Boundaries--Up Close and Personal show, in NYC. www.mnn.org. Photo ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Ron B. performing at a taping of No Boundaries--Up Close and Personal show, in NYC. www.mnn.org. Photo ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Tara Kulbatski, Ron B., and Reginald Todd Strickland: No Boundaries--Up Close and Personal show, in NYC. www.mnn.org. Photo ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.


A&U December 2015 digital issue, featuring interviews with #AvramFinkelstein and #DamonLJacobs

Shadows, Highlights, and Shades of Gray: An Exploration into Black and White Photography: article and photographs published in Precise Moment online magazine

Getting Vocal: Interview with music insider and HIV activist, Maria Davis, feature article published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Between Shadows and Highlights: Cover interview with celebrity photographer Greg Gorman, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine (January 2016 cover)

Acting Up: An interview with artist, activist and co-founder of Silence = Death collective, Avram Finkelstein, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine 

In Memoriam...: A gallery article published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine. Interview with photographer Lester Blum and artistic director Vladimir Rios about their new photography show, I Still Remember

Dare Look: A gallery article published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine. Interview with photographer J. Tomas Lopez about his series of portraits Faces of AIDS

Bondage Bites: A book review published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

When Dogs Heal: A feature article published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

We're All God's People: An interview with Bishop George Lucey on ANCC, the Catholic Church, LGBT, marriage equality, church weddings and much ore

HIV Happy: A book review published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Double Life: A book review published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

After the Wrath of God: A book review published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Dancing for a Cause: A photo shoot and interview with Joseph Rivera, co-founder of Baila Society, a NYC salsa dance company, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Escape to Survival: An interview with (and photographs of) Daniel Bauer, magician, escape artist, HIV activist and motivational speaker, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Photographed HIV Warriors project: Check it out, also, featured in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

The Moon & Palm Tree. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
The Moon & Palm Tree. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.


Art, AIDS & Others a blog about art, AIDS...and others

Blog, Photography and Writing: www.alinaoswald.com

In My Shoes: A Short Story for the Holidays

Smash Cut, a memoir by Brad Gooch. A review published in A&U Magazine

Larry Kramer In Love & Anger, a documentary. A review published in A&U Magazine

Jersey City locals react to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Marriage Equality - article in Jersey City Independent

Making Art from the Heart: Celebrating Pride Month - interview with activist and artist Wolfgang Busch, published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

PrEP Up for the Fight: An interview with Wade Davis, NFL star and activist, published in A&U Magazine

PWP Online: Professional Women Photographers members (including yours truly) show their artwork at the PWP June monthly meeting.

A&U--America's AIDS Magazine: June, 2015 digital issue

Merce - A Modern-Day HIV Comedy: A review published in A&U Magazine

A&U--America's AIDS Magazine: May, 2015 digital issue

Delivering God's Love: An interview with Karen Pearl, CEO and President of God's Love We Deliver, on the eve of the organization's 30th anniversary, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Time Capsule: Check it out in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Modern Matters: An interview and photo shoot with the founders of The Each-Other Project. Article and photos published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Learning from the Past: An interview with multimedia artist Stephen Mead published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

An Unlikely Hero: An interview about the Red Flamboyant, a new play inspired by the first Vietnamese AIDS support group, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

HIV in My Eye, a book review published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Photographing NYC actor Gary Cowling for an A&U Magazine article by Chael Needle

The Power of Love, an interview with artist/activist Jessica Whitbread and Visual AIDS, about their collaboration in making Love Positive Women project a global holiday, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Retooling the Fight, an interview with photographer and activist Bill Bytsura published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine
Check out Bytsura's amazing work at the AIDS activist project, and visit often for updates on the upcoming kickstarter campaign.

The Fallen Angels of Karnataka, a novel by Hans M. Hirschi. Book review published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Positive: A Memoir, a book review published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Empire State Building in Rainbow Colors Celebrates NYC Pride Month. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Empire State Building in Rainbow Colors Celebrates NYC Pride Month. Photo by Alina Oswald.


Photographing Health People CEO and staff for an A&U Magazine article by Chip Alfred

Visual AIDS: Alternate Endings, a Day With(out) Art Event, an interview with Tom Kalin and Derek Jackson published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Visual AIDS Ephemera as Evidence, an article published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Visual AIDS Benefit Prints, an interview with Visual AIDS' Nelson Santos about Visual AIDS' work during the holidays and around the year(s), published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Photographing the CEO of NBLCA for an A&U Magazine article by Chael Needle

Metamorphoses, an interview with award winning fine art photographer Kurt Weston, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Finding Cures, an interview with Nathalia Holt, author of Cured. Article was published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

A Warrior's Path, an interview with AIDS activist Maria Mejia and author Jason Wood about their new book, From a Warrior's Passion and Pain, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Raise Your Voice!, an interview with and photographs of actor, fitness guru, Athlete Ally Ambassador, founder of Amazin Lethi Foundation and AIDS activist Amazin Lethi, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Talk to Me, an interview with award-winning author and public speaker Scott Fried, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Legendary Captures the Ballroom Scene: An Interview with award-winning photographer Gerard H. Gaskin published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

Invitation to a Ball, a feature article and photos about NYC Ballroom Community and related AIDS awareness, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine.
I'd like to thank LGBT activist and filmmaker, Wolfgang Busch, for introducing me to the ballroom community and inviting me to attend (and cover) this year's International Ballroom Convention and the 35th House of Ultra Omni Anniversary Ball. Also, while at the Ballroom Convention, I'm glad to have met (photographed and interviewed) award-winning photographer Gerard H. Gaskin, Kevin Ultra Omni Burrus, members of Housing Works, Milton Garcia Ninja, members of the House of Omni, of the House of Bvlgari, artist Davey Mitchell, Chashama Gallery , and many others.

Through the Lens, or TTL, how photographers call it. But this Through the Lens is not a flash setting, rather an interview with award-winning photographer Gerard H. Gaskin, about his new book, LEGENDARY, documenting the ballroom scene, and covering HIV/AIDS campaigns. Check it out in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine.

AIDS Education Month, a feature article published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Mothers and Sons, a review of the play by Terrence McNally, originally published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Full Plate: An Interview with Ted Allen, the host of award-winning show, Chopped, on Dining Out For Life, HIV/AIDS, Chopped, dinner plans and much more. Article originally published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

The BROTHER Project an article published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

Queer Threads: An Interview with artists Allyson Mitchell, Jessica Whitbread, and L.J. Roberts about women (all self-identified women), HIV/AIDS (and related stigma), and feminism, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Photographing Fashion Designer Dominique Drake for A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

She Shoots Men - A Review of Vivienne Maricevic's She Shoots Men for Out IN Jersey Magazine

A Walk to Remember: An Interview with Walk On documentary producers Joseph Kibler and Mark Bashian published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Sylt, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Sylt, Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.


The Test of Time: An Interview with New York City artist Carmine Santaniello published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine


Journey to the Center of Our Hearts: An Interview with Nicholas Snow, Author of Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart, published in A&U Magazine: America's AIDS Magazine


Southern Heroes: A Feature Article and Interview with 2008 CNN Hero and AIDS activist, Dr. Bambi Gaddist, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Awaken: An Interview with artist Ronnie Queenan published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Virus Hunt - A Book Review published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

(re)Presenting AIDS: Culture & Accountability - An open forum. Text and photography made The Scene in September 2013 issue of A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Call Me Kuchu - A review of the award-winning documentary Call Me Kuchu published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

AIDS in New York: The First Five Years - An Interview with Jean Ashton, Curator of AIDS in New York, published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

AIDS Visionaries - An Interview with Tony Beall, President and CEO of Mister Nonprofit Consultancy published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

Fitness 4 Poz - An Interview with Fitness Trainer Victor Tort published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine 

HIV/AIDS Updates - OraQuick--The Rapid HIV Home Test published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

A Day with HIV in America - An Online Gallery Review published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine

A Look Back at 30 Years of AIDS and AIDS Conspiracy Theories - A Feature Article published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

Art That Matters - An Interview with Visual Artist Nancer LeMoins published in A&U--America's AIDS Magazine

Bridging the Gap - An Interview with Director and Producer of the AIDS Documentary We Were Here, published in A&U--America's AIDS Magazine

Diabetes Is a Major Complication for HAART Regimens, an Article on HIV/AIDS Updates published in Out IN Jersey Magazine



Go with the Flow - An Interview with Filmmaker and Director Wolfgang Busch published in Out IN Jersey Magazine



In Search of a Cure - An Article on HIV/AIDS Updates published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

Jersey Juxtapositions - Artists Interviews, published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

Learning the ABCs of Humanity - An Interview with Award-Winning Artists, Actor, Photographer and Playwright Ntare Mbaho Guma Mwine. Feature Article published in A&U--America's AIDS Magazine

Matter of Faith - An Interview with Episcopal Priest and Author Elizabeth Geitz. Feature Article published in A&U--America's AIDS Magazine



MRSA - The Myths and Truths About the So-Called New Gay Plague. An HIV/AIDS Updates article published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

Book Cover for Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of AIDS by Alina Oswald & Kurt Weston
Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of AIDS by Alina Oswald & Kurt Weston

New SIV Strain and Its Significance - An HIV/AIDS Updates article published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

No Time to LoseA Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses, by Peter Piot, with Ruth Marchall - A Book Review published in A&U--America's AIDS Magazine

Oral Care Issues Specific to HIV Patients - An article on HIV/AIDS Updates published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

Research in a Protein Found in Rhesus Monkeys Shows Hope in Finding an AIDS Cure - An HIV/AIDS Update article published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

Sofrito Magic - An Interview with NYC Artist Mario Sostre. A Gallery Article published in A&U--America's AIDS Magazine

The Hair Angel - An Interview with Hair Stylist Angel Ruiz. Article published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

The Lifespan of LGBT Individuals - An Article originally published in Next Door Magazine and reprinted in Out IN Jersey Magazine

The Optimist Within - An Interview with Lady Clover Honey. Article published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

The Origins of AIDS, by Jacque Pepin - A Book Review published in A&U--America's AIDS Magazine

Well With My Soul, by Gregory G. Allen. A Book Review published in A&U--America's AIDS Magazine

Writing the Truth - An Interview with NYC Author Arthur Wooten published in Out IN Jersey Magazine 

Samadhi - The Key to a Windless Mind - The Key to a Mindless Mind - An Interview with Ottawa's Kaia Nightingale, a BSc, MA in Psychology and honorary Doctor in Meditation. Article originally published in Enlightened Practice Magazine

Pranayama: BREAD for a Stressful Day - an Interview with Maya Cunningham on how to live a heart-healthy, stress-less light. Article originally published in Enlightened Practice Magazine

Missing, by Drake Braxton, Seventh Window Publishing - a Book Review published in A&U Magazine








The cast of Naked Boys Singing for Out IN Jersey Magazine. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Photographing the cast of Naked Boys Singing for Out IN Jersey Magazine. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Photographing the Undetectable Flash Collective for Undetectable but Not Invisible for A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine




















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