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River Huston is an award winning journalist, performer, poet and activist. She travels through the United States speaking on issues related to HIV/AIDS, sexuality, self-esteem, and alcohol abuse. She has a degree in Physical Education and Music from Hunter College and was awarded and honorary Doctorate from Albright College in 1995 for her work in the community. In 2009 she was given the Leeway Transformation Award in recognition of how her work has had an impact on society over the last two decades. In 1998 she was awarded the Dorthea Lange/ Paul Taylor award for A Positive Life: Portraits Of Women Living With HIV. In 1996 she was named Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is the author of several books of poetry including, Jesus Never Lived Here, The Bones of Susan and In Which I Lost 1000 Pounds. River is the creator of Goddess: A New Guide to Feminine Wisdom and wrote and directed a one woman show which she has performed around the world called, Sex, Cellulite and Large Farm Equipment: One Girls Guide to Living and Dying.
Currently River Huston lives in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. She travels around the world doing performances and presentations on love, life and relationships. She also is the co-director of sevenminuseven, an alternative arts alliance in St Thomas. She spends her days on the island, painting, writing and walking her ancient, small dog, Buddy