I am sharing my story in the hopes that it can shed some light on the complicated relationship between sexual trauma and drug use, and how women who use drugs support each other in navigating this. I was in a sexually abusive relationship from the… Read More »INWUD Narcofeminist Blog Post – Anonymous
Diminished sense of self, dependency, deteriorating health, and delipidated contact with reality – the overwhelming feeling that came rushing subsequent to when I questioned my life choices. That unwinnable rationalization in my head between internalized stigma and empathy for self. In February 2020, I got… Read More »Accepting vulnerabilities – breaking free of emulated standards that demarcate us.
I recently watched a lecture from Kristen J Sollee’s on her book Witches, Sluts and Feminists. I first thought she was preaching to me, the converted. Already a feminist academic who appreciates scholarly research into the demonisation of women and our sexuality. What was this… Read More »Junkies, sluts and feminists: where are we in the witch legacy?
“I don’t want a woman who takes drugs.” Over the past 10 years of being a drug user, I have come to anticipate and expect this statement. Either from a man I’m dating, or from one who feels the need to tell me anyway. What’s… Read More »Owning My Pleasure – Jessica Spratt
My name is Charne Roberts , I’m so happy to be alive today, and so blessed to have three beautiful sons. But let me tell you how I nearly seized to exist. You know we live in a world where society has all these negative… Read More »THE GREAT ESCAPE: How Crystal meth saved my life
I am a drug user. An illicit drug user. Admitting it takes courage, even to myself. You see, I live in a predominantly Catholic country, a very conservative one at that. To openly talk about my drug use is an act of great personal bravery.… Read More »Don’t Panic! We’re All Just Looking for Something to Fill the Void.
Being a woman who uses drugs is tough, it does not matter which country you come from or the colour of your skin or even how well spoken you may be society has made us out to be an evil bunch that does not deserve… Read More »STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION HAVE NO PLACE IN MY LIFE
We are organising a webinar on April 27th at 15.00-16.30 CET to share lessons learnt from the Window 1 and 2 of the Global Fund’s Grant Cycle 7 (2023-2025 allocation period). We will also discuss collectively how the community can have an impact on the national level and meaningfully… Read More »INPUD Webinar – Grant Cycle 7 Lessons Learnt
Friday 17 March: Vienna Join INPUD (International Network of People Who Use Drugs) for the launch of our ground-breaking report, “Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Voices of People who use Drugs”. This report gives a global perspective on the experiences of people who use drugs from… Read More »How People Who Use Drugs Are Helping Shape the Pandemic Treaty
Friday – 17 March, Vienna: INPUD https://inpud.net/ will launch a ground-breaking report titled “Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Voices of People who use Drugs” at the 66th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND66). The report highlights, our experiences as people who use drugs from… Read More »Witnesses to the Pandemic: How People Who Use Drugs are Shaping the Pandemic Treaty