An alcohol-free 9 months

An alcohol-free 9 months

Erin Farley shares her story about enjoying alcohol and then having a break during pregnancy, with particular reflections on the role alcohol plays in workplace socialising. This is the fourth post on our series on alcohol and activism – more stories welcome! I...
Sustaining ourselves as activists

Sustaining ourselves as activists

The third post in our survey series covers all the nuggets of wisdom elicited in response to the question ‘what have you figured out about sustaining yourself as an activist’? We think there is something for everyone here, happy reading. As with other analyses, we...
What can’t go on forever, won’t

What can’t go on forever, won’t

Drinking and the Left Ben Courtice shares his personal story about activism, drinking, and stopping drinking – and his observations of the cultures that contribute to unhealthy relationships with alcohol. This is the third article in our series on alcohol in...

Privileges and problematics of sobriety

The second in our series on alcohol and activism is a piece on the social positionality and wider power-dynamics of sobriety. We welcome all kinds of feedback on the ideas presented in this series, so please feel free to share your own story or thoughts in the...
Impacts of activism on health and wellbeing

Impacts of activism on health and wellbeing

The second question in our survey was ‘how does your activism impact on your health and wellbeing’? Of the 151 responses to this particular question there were some definite trends, as well as a few outlying responses that are worth mentioning because they might tap...
Sobriety and Capitalism

Sobriety and Capitalism

Plan to Thrive is publishing a series of blog posts on alcohol use in activist spaces, and we welcome your input! This first post was originally published in ‘Another Sober Zine’ and is a personal refection of experiencing drinking cultures, particularly...