Leaders of the Movement
Katya Panitseva, Estonia
It seems that everything is here. Work, friends, love. There’s even more than enough health for all this. But the main thing is missing. The right to be myself in our society.
“-Tired of blaming myself for everything again, and only when I close my eyes …”
I’m glad that today I can openly speak about myself and my stance as a Narcofeminist.
“We’re brewing what’s helping us live”
Oksana Ibragimova, Kazakhstan
“I believe that our movement and energy will give strength and inspiration to women to fight for humane drug policy, for equality and freedom, for safety and spiritual comfort of each of us.”
Larysa Soloveva, Germany
“I believe, that women will make this word more humane and kinder, that invasions of privacy, repressive drug policies and cruel attitudes of society will remain in the past. I believe that the achievements of significant heights in literature, science and art will be possible thanks to the use of drugs.”
Svitlana Moroz, Ukraine
Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS
“By participating in international women’s forums and shadow report preparation processes at the CEDAW committee, I realized that women who use drugs remain outside the board of feminist movements and feminist agenda. I want it to be different. Our rights, our lives should not have less value. We have something to say, we have a lot of knowledge and we, inevitably, will be developing”
Alla Bessonova, Kyrgyzstan
Why drink a couple of glasses of wine – is normal? Or drink a bottle of another beer? Yes, in principle, people do not care about this…
To say: “I blow in the evenings.” Not. Unacceptable. Immoral. And whoever you are, you’ll be labeled as a junkie.
But I don’t see any difference how you spend your evening – with a glass in your hand or with a joint between your fingers or even without them. First of all, you are a woman. Woman… how much is in this word!
I don’t want everyone to understand this beautiful quote. Not everyone knows English. Generation Z knows. Generation Z understands.a
Girls and narcofeminism gave me the opportunity to understand how it is, not to be afraid. To be free. Be yourself.
Anna Garkusha, Ukraine
Narcofeminism is a movement towards civilization. An approach based on human rights. The only way to prosperity. When we are together, we are in another world, in the world of acceptance, freedom and respect for each other. It is valuable to me. And every woman should have this value.
I want the world to learn how to properly handle substances, and women have the right to choose. Narcofeminism is not an accidental phenomenon, it is progress that will inevitably develop in the direction of freedom, equality and acceptance. And we are approaching this time – an equal world without stigma, discrimination and rejection.
Inspiring people and fellow travelers – The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID):
Building Feminist Economies Manager
Meeting women active on drug policy is a true gift, which continues expanding my consciousness and my heart. I believe we have many exciting feminist journeys together ahead of us, towards a world free of stigma, violence and oppression. I hope feminists everywhere will become strong advocates for decriminalization and harm reduction. Our bodily autonomy and our freedom to live our life without societal sanctions, is a matter of each and every one of us.
Co-Creating Feminist Realities Coordinator at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID).
Drug policy is rarely been seen as a feminist issue and the voices and experiences of women, trans and gender non-conforming people who use drugs have not often been heard. As a feminist, I believe we must listen to women who use drugs and stand for solutions they want such as harm reduction that challenge systems of oppression and stigma. All people are entitled to responses centred on care, compassion and individual autonomy.
Like feminism, harm reduction is a philosophy that encourages us to do away with the false distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ women. Read about this topic in article “Why drug policy is a feminist issue” written by Fenya Fisher, November, 2018.
Our inspiring logo was created on a snowy peak in the streams of mountain air and the freedom to create. A woman fled to the mountains in pain and despair to find herself in the world. Rarely been in touch. But this relationship proved invaluable. Hearing from her friend Alla about the movement of #Narcofeminism, Sveta showed her idea of Narcofeminism in the logo – every woman is the only one. And each of us is holistic, if the acceptance of yourself is completed together with all the facets of the world. Acceptance begins with the support of spiritually close people. For this, we are here.