The Boring Little Girls Club acknowledges that many sober and recovery spaces are primarily comprised of white, able bodied, non-queer folks, and can feel unwelcoming or unsafe for LGBTQ+ folks, BIPOC folks and Disabled folks.
We are actively working to make our events, meetings, hangouts and leadership not only inclusive and affirming of these identities, but ones that centre the needs and experiences of some of the most marginalized in our community.
The intention of the Inclusion & Diversity Squad is to make the BLGC a space where LGBTQ+, BIPoC, and Disabled folks feel safe and seen in sobriety.
In February, we put out a call for submissions for the BLGC's Inclusion & Diversity Squad's first issue of Uniquely Qualified: Stories of Sobriety from the Margins. The intention of this zine was to highlight the stories of folks who are sober or actively trying to manage their relationship with drugs and/or alcohol and who wouldn’t typically find safety, acceptance or community in mainstream sober or recovery spaces.
Now.... A few months later and Uniquely Qualified: Stories of Sobriety from the Margins is here for you to download.
Read. Enjoy. Reflect. And know that you are not alone.
If you would like to be involved and are: sober, sober curious, or would like to participate in more sober events and community, and identify as any part of the BIPOC, LGBTQ+ or Disabled communities, please email our Inclusion & Diversity Liaison, Miranda (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org.