Resistance In Color, Part 2: “Recovery In Community” (Farhia Budul)

Farhia Budul a Muslim Somali woman who is an advocate for treatment in her community and breaking stigma around mental illnesses, specifically Substance Abuse Disorders (SUD). As the founder of a new emerging first Recovery community organization, Farhia addresses the unique needs of the East African community. As someone with lived experience of substance use and mental health disorders, she shares about her recovery story and advocacy as her act of resistance. The aim is to help reduce the shame and stigma particularly in cultural communities, to empower others with education and advocate for recovery from the community to the legislative level. She invites us to think about the process of recovery in contrast to shame but as a journey of incredible resilience that requires all our support.

This episode was recorded on 6/11/2021.

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