Women’s Stories

Fortunately for the women in SAA today, many women have found recovery and tell their stories in books, websites and recordings.

One woman’s story

One woman’s story“, page 6, the Outer Circle, March – April 2022 in the “Dear Grace Column.

“Some women struggle to feel a sense of hope in a program that currently has, proportionally, a small number of women. They may not see or hear their stories reflected in meetings with mostly, or all, men.”

WOC Welcome Letter, Women’s Outreach Committee, May 9, 2021

Stories on other SAA websites

Many Intergroups publish stories on their websites or publications; several of these are from speaker’s meetings, Intergroup retreats or other events, or meetings. Here are some we have made available.
Note that the opinions expressed herein are those of the women themselves, and not necessarily of the ISO, the Intergroup, or the SAA Women’s Intergroup.

“Dear Grace” articles

Belonging when you don’t hear stories like your own, page 6 in The Outer Circle for March – April, 2021

Dealing with Triggering Stories, page 12, in The Outer Circle for March – April, 2016

It’s Time for Women to Claim Their Seat in SAA page 12, in The Outer Circle for May – June, 2016

“Speaking Up” article, “Going From Shame To Grace” on page 15, in The Outer Circle for July – August 2018

NOTE: The SAA Women’s Intergroup is an autonomous SAA group; as such, we have the freedom to post personal stories that may not have received SAA conference approval as well as others that are publicly available on the worldwide web. The views expressed in these writings are those of the author and may not reflect those of the International Service Organization of SAA, the SAA Women’s Intergroup, or SAA as a whole.

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