Ms. Recovery WRites
Where It Begins
Who is Ms. Recovery Writes?
I’m Frances Stone. I’m the author of A Reflection of Love ~ A Different Kind of Love Story, an Addictions Counsellor and Radio Co-Host of Talk Recovery Vancouver on Vancouver Co-Op Radio 100.5 FM. I am also a co-parent of three children, a person in long-term recovery and a very determined recovery advocate ready to make an impact on the world. I'm also the grateful founder of this website, Ms. Recovery Writes!
What's the purpose of Ms. Recovery Writes?
Ms. Recovery Writes is an online platform for women in recovery to share their real-life stories of mental health, addiction, eating disorders and poverty to inspire & advocate for real-world change.
Writing, Riting & Righting – What Are They?
Writing: By sharing our wisdom on a creative non-fiction platform, we communicate lessons learned, struggles won and the solutions & skills acquired through our lived experience to educate, empower and equip women in recovery from mental illness, poverty, abuse and addiction.
Riting: A space for the ceremonial act (rite) of exploring & expressing the very personal path of spirituality and its role in our lives. With the gift of curiosity and an open mind, each person determines their own path, but finding it is just another beginning of following it to the life of your dreams. This is the place where we share that spiritual experience.
Righting: This is where we FIGHT. We fight stigma, by informing and educating the public about our lived experience of addiction and mental health issues; we fight poverty by advocating for our right to the basic necessities of life such as food, housing, healthcare, legal rights AND we fight prejudice by taking responsibility for our lives; the part we can change. Here we will use our #right2write to INSPIRE ACTION in government policy-making by advocating for our collective rights as a community, to make a difference in the world.