In this chapter, the author describes his upbringing as a young gay Black man in Canton, Ohio. He was diagnosed with HIV in 1995, but protease inhibitor medication successfully treated his condition.
Eddie Walker was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. He attended Kent State University and graduated in 1998 with a BBA in computer information systems. After graduation, Eddie Walker moved to Seattle, WA. He continued his writing education by attending classes at Seattle’s Hugo House and is working on his first memoir. For recreation, Eddie Walker enjoys fishing, gardening, and going to the gym. Eddie Walker lives in Seattle, with his partner and three Labradors: Judah Valentine (chocolate female), Paco Versace (black male), and Kayla Vanderbilt (yellow female).