Alina Oswald


Alina Oswald is a writer, photographer, educator, and author of JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY of award-winning, legally blind photographer Kurt Weston. Published nationally and internationally, she has covered HIV and AIDS, LGBTQ+, and most recently the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more by visiting Alina Oswald online at

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPad; I received it as a gift, several years ago, and I can't live without it; it goes everywhere I go now.
When did you first start writing?
Almost twenty years ago. I took a few courses and workshops in writing fiction and nonfiction but soon realized that I couldn't really write fiction. After writing how-to articles and the like, one day many years ago, I discovered A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine and decided I was going to become a contributing writer. For several years I've been the Arts Editor at A&U, too. Also, that's how I started covering HIV/AIDS, and then the LGBTQ+ community.
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Where to find Alina Oswald online


Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,540. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies
Journeys Through Darkness tells the story of AIDS through the story of a long term AIDS survivor--award winning, legally blind photographer, Kurt Weston. Weston’s is a powerful personal story of survival during the AIDS crisis of the '90s and beyond.