1) The mission of the Boring Little Girls Club (herein known as the BLGC) is to create and foster a community of sober women, non-binary and trans folks who support each other and have fun without alcohol and recreational drugs (herein referred to as drugs)
2) The Boring Little Girls Club defines:
i) Sober Space as 100% alcohol and drug free. There is zero tolerance for coming to any BLGC hangout under the influence of any recreational substances.
ii) Safer Space as inclusive and supportive of all race, sexual identity, gender, age, ability and socioeconomic standing*.
iii) BLGC Safer, Sober Spaces aim to be free of judgment and harm**.
iv) All BLGC hangouts will be Safer, Sober Spaces.
3) Our purpose is to have fun without alcohol and drugs and to make sure that those of us sharing sobriety don’t feel alone. We propose to do that through:
i) Creating a community of sober women, trans and non-binary folks who will support each other through what can feel like an isolating choice to take alcohol and drugs out of our lives
ii) Creating visibility and raising awareness surrounding living a sober life, and the need for safer, sober affirming spaces
iii) Fostering conversation and education surrounding sobriety, substance use and mental health
iv) Attempting to reduce stigma surrounding substance use, sobriety and mental health
v) Engaging with and giving back to organizations of which we support the mission, vision, and goals.
4) Our Membership is open to all women, trans and non-binary folks who are either
a: sober, b: exploring sobriety, c: interested in attending sober events
i) Our membership does include Sober Supporters, who intentionally choose to support sobriety by making the effort understand what those living a sober life are experiencing. They help in creating, advocating and upholding safer, sober spaces. Sober Supporters may not have lived experiences with substance struggles however know how societal norms impact sobriety.
5) Our core values are:
i) Empowerment: Through our Sober Babe Squad we give each other the power and strength to grow and love ourselves and others. We recognize that everyone’s sobriety may look different, whether it is a phase, stage or a lifetime. We respect and honor folks for their personal choices surrounding sobriety.
ii) Community: We honour the power of sharing our experiences with others. When you chose to remove yourself from societal norms surrounding mind-altering substances, it can feel isolating. The Boring Little Girls Club is here to create and foster a community of women, trans and non-binary folks to have fun and make these feelings of isolation easier to manage.
iii) Respect: We respect others for the choices that they make, just as we would like to be respected for our choices. We do not discriminate based on race, sexual identity, gender, age, abilities and socioeconomic standing` nor do we tolerate any form or discrimination, hate or violence.
6) The BLGC Manifesto is a living document that is continually edited and updated as we learn and grow as a community
*/**: See the BLGC Safer Spaces Guidelines