I am the mom to a son who was born premature in February 2022. The experience of being a mother in recovery motivated me to actively work to assist those who are fighting against the stigma of substance use disorder and doing the necessary work of supporting mothers who've been left behind in our hyper-individualistic, "every-(wo)man-for-(her)self" society we've built in the US. I've been on the Study Advisory Committee since September 2022. I keep busy with my full-time sales job and raising my infant son but when I have time I like to fish, hike, and read. I'm confident the work I help with will someday be a factor in making sure nobody has to have a painful or humiliating experience as a mother.