For the cover story of the December 1994 issue of Essence Magazine, Rae became the first African-American woman to tell her story to a major publication. Since then,
Since this feature story, Rae has been featured in Essence three additional times. In 200 Rae was chosen as one of three by Essence, as one of the,
"Stories You Couldn't Forget," in their 30 years of publication.
For more on Rae Lewis-Thornton's work around HIV/AIDS visit her Website at:www.raelewisthornton.com