Addiction and Recovery in Trans Spaces

TransFocus Cover art by Me

I am humbly four-hundred and thirty-seven days sober as of writing this essay, and I have learned a lot about what it means to be a sober trans person in that time. Meeting many wonderful sober queer people and finding sober spaces has been extremely healthy for me, and working on myself without the haze of substances has allowed me to find joy that was previously hard to come by. Every day over the last year + some…