Roland Chesters: You are not your diagnosis

Roland Chesters is today’s guest on The Segilola Salami Show. Roland shares with us his journey being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and being told that he had only 2 weeks to live to still being alive 12 years later and writing a tell-all memoir/self-help book. I assure you, you need to click play now to listen to all that Roland Chesters has to say.

 

About Roland Chesters

Roland Chesters author ripples from the edge of lifeRoland Chesters was born in the north of England to an English father and French mother and has lived most of his life in London. He graduated from the Royal Holloway College with a degree in Modern Languages and after a variety of jobs joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a language-testing specialist. Following a diagnosis of HIV and AIDS in 2006, he became a campaigner for disability rights. He is now a self-employed Disability Development Consultant and has his own company, Luminate.

Roland lives with his partner, Richard, in London and enjoys opera, classical music, theatre and fashion (his favourite item of clothing being a bright red corduroy suit). He fights boredom and normality with gusto and says he is at his best when he’s made a positive impact on someone else’s life.

‘Ripples from the Edge of Life’ is Roland’s first (and only according to him) book. You can read an extract from the book here.

 

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About The Segilola Salami Show

The Segilola Salami show is hosted by Segilola Salami who is also an author, freelance writer and blogger. Her latest book is called Useless Warrior Princess.

The show is set in a virtual cafe and is about books and publishing. The aim of the show is to be both educative and informative but in an entertaining way. Guests from all works of life come on the show to talk about the books they have read or written and how books motivated or inspired them. Listeners of the show get to discover new authors and new books as well as learn something new.

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