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.