Faces of Recovery: PRIDE Month Stories

This is Chris, a volunteer at Recovery Cafe San Jose, in recovery himself, as well as the facilitator of the cafe’s new LGBTQ+ Affinity Group. Chris shares his story of coming out and recovery.

“I was given the gift of recovery. Someone threw me a lifeline. I got to re-write my story. I have the choice to give back – to be the role model I never had. It’s a gift.”

You can see more stories in this series here.

About Suhita Shirodkar

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

  1. Barbara Beynon says:

    This series is so moving. I think I don’t know a single person whose life hasn’t been affected by addiction in some way. These portraits and stories show us not only the individual but also portray the larger community that touches us all. Thank you!

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  2. Frankye says:

    Thank you for sharing a PRIDE sketch!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jean says:

    His story both breaks my heart and heals it. I admire him so much.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Very powerful sketch and story. Thank you for this.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Interesting story, I really like how you captured his face.


  6. So glad that you are back doing these. Each one is so moving.

    Liked by 1 person

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