I go by Dee and I like talking about sobriety. I got sober in 2019 and had no idea what to expect or whether I could make it past a few months booze free.
Sobriety changed my life and in the process I learned there is no right way to get sober or stay sober. In fact, sobriety is more than not drinking. It’s a culture, a vibe, an emotional state, a spiritual state, a type of consciousness, a community.
As a queer Indigenous womxn, I constantly witness the damage and violence alcohol causes my communities. I’m here to decolonize sobriety, recovery, and healing.
To decolonize sobriety means undoing the colonial teachings that came along with our drinking. It’s having the hard conversations with our families and friends about substance abuse. It means learning how to become accountable for our actions/choices to ourselves and community. Everyone deserves to heal and recover.