Faces of Recovery: PRIDE Month Stories

I am really happy to be back to working on a project that had to take a backseat during Covid. The “Faces of Recovery” Project. If you are unfamiliar with it, the first paragraph on this page tells you about it and the rest of it is a collection of stories so far.

Last week, I was back after a long break to capture new stories. To mark PRIDE month, they are stories with a focus on the LGBTQ community.

This is a portrait of Marianne, the Volunteer Coordinator at Recovery Cafe. She shares her story as an ally and a nurse supporting those living with HIV/AIDS in San Jose.

Through this month, I will share more stories that were shared with me. I continue to be humbled by the willingness of members of the cafe to sit down and share their most vulnerable stories. I hope they put a face and story to what we often turn our heads away from, or deal with as just facts and figures.

You can see more stories in this series here.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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4 Responses to Faces of Recovery: PRIDE Month Stories

  1. Riseup Admin says:

    Lovely.  thank you……..

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jankto says:

    I’m so glad to see that you’ve been able to resume this series. Your contribution to this project is so moving. Thank you for sharing. And thank the participants who sit for you, who talk with you and give permission to share this with us. Very inspiring in so many different ways.

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  3. IRENE Reinhold says:

    Your stories are SO touching and humane.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I really like your “Faces of Recovery” series, I always find them so inspiring!!!


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