Rae Lewis-Thornton is an Emmy Award winning AIDS Activist, who received national acclaim for her cover story of living with HIV/AIDS in the Essence magazine December 1994 issue. She has been featured in Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine; Woman’s Day, Essence, Ebony, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. Rae has appeared on, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nightline, Dateline, BET, CNN, Vice News, HLN News. She is an ordained minister; an award winning blogger; an author; and tea connoisseur, with a handmade knit and jewelry accessory line- RLT Collection. Her memoir Unprotected: A Memoir will be released December 2021.