A chitty-chat on recovery as a revolutionary, liberating practice that honors the freedom our queer and trans Black and brown ancestors dreamt of for us. Recovery as putting into practice community building and care, mutual aid, and decolonizing.
Carolyn Collado (they/them) is a writer, decolonial dreamer, and founding steward of Recovery for the Revolution. They are a queer, non-binary Afro-Taino neurodivergent human in long-term recovery and believe recovery from a decolonized, anti-oppression lens can point the collective towards liberation. They name how intergenerational colonial trauma and the pressures of capitalism impact our relationship to self, each other, the planet, and the divine. They believe bringing to light what we have hidden in shame and fear can bring about transformative healing and community.