21 June 2023 With the support from Love Alliance, INPUD is seeking to support a Gender Focal Point to increase the capacity of women who use drugs and the International Network of Women who Use Drugs (INWUD). The Gender Focal Point will initiate and mobilise… Read More »INPUD is hiring Gender Focal Point for INWUD
Women who use drugs
We are excited to announce the recipients of the second annual Jude Byrne Emerging Female Leader Award for 2023 are Jessica Morales from Guatemala and Kira Watson from Scotland. The award is dedicated to honouring the memory of Jude Byrne – a fearless drug user… Read More »Second Annual Jude Byrne Award Recognises Outstanding Emerging Female Leaders
Too often women are silenced and ignored. INWUD’s blog aims to create space for women to express themselves, to be heard and acknowledged. It is a platform to share life stories, views, experiences and to inspire each other to reclaim what is rightfully ours: our… Read More »Women talk about their use of drugs.
Born in 1999 in Dagoretti, Nairobi Kenya, I was abandoned and left under the care of MY grandmother who unlike majority of grandparents who love care and treasure their grandchildren, MY case was different since I was mistreated and malnourished by my maternal grandmother. My… Read More »My case story: Rita Nyambura
This will tell you where I was and where I am now. I started using crystal methamphetamine, also known as known “TIK,” when I was 27 years old. I had recently lost my mother, who meant the world to me and was my everything. My… Read More »My name is Natalie Jacobs, and this is my experience as a substance user.
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