A Fellowship of People: Recovery and Gender Roles | Mental Health Monday

With Marya Hornbacher

Originally Aired on Monday, October 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am PST

A Fellowship of People: Recovery and Gender Roles

Gender is often a core part of identity, and, like other aspects of identity, it fundamentally shapes our perception of ourselves and each other and our experience of being in the world. From the earliest recovery literature to the most contemporary recovery meetings, gender roles have affected and continue to affect both individual recovery and recovery communities. Please join Marya Hornbacher for this insightful, lively, and engaging look at the role of gender in recovery.

During this engaging session of #MentalHealthMonday Marya will help us learn:

  • Our own conscious and unconscious assumptions about gender roles, and how those may be influencing our choices, behaviors, and beliefs in recovery.
  • How gender and gender bias can affect our interactions in recovery, and how we can detach from unhealthy dynamics without losing access to the valuable insights and fellowship the recovery community can provide.
  • Ways in which we can make recovery more accessible to newcomers and more effective for ourselves by gaining insight about gender bias and moving toward a more equitable recovery for all .


Marya Hornbacher is an award-winning essayist, journalist, novelist, poet, and the internationally bestselling author of five books, including Wasted, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Times Bestseller Madness. She is the recipient of the Annie Dillard Award for Nonfiction, a Logan Fellowship for Social Justice Journalism, the White Award for Magazine Journalism, the ASCAP Award for Music Journalism, the Fountain House Humanitarian Award, and other distinctions. Her writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Smithsonian Magazine, Crazyhorse, AGNI, Gulf Coast, The Normal School, Fourth Genre, DIAGRAM, Arts & Letters, and many others. Hornbacher is currently at work on her sixth and seventh books, a work of long-form journalism and a collection of essays.




We believe that when women heal, families heal, and communities do too.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation Weekly #MentalHealthMonday Educational Series is composed of hour-long, live, recovery-focused educational sessions featuring today’s leaders in women’s wellness, mental health, and addiction recovery.

All #MentalHealthMonday sessions are broadcasted on Facebook and added to our Youtube Channel for future viewing.

With Great Thanks

This series is made possible by Alkermes.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation was awarded funding in 2021 as part of the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program to re-launch #MentalHealthMonday in the fall of 2021. This critical grant support will help us to continue delivering our innovative #MentalHealthMonday Educational series and better meet the increasingly diverse needs of our growing community. We are humbled, grateful, and invigorated by this honor.

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