sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken…

I don’t stick anything up my butt. Treatment works, recovery is possible.

recovery network: Toronto

sticking feathersMost folks, if they were to stick feathers up their butt would not look like a chicken, except in the minor regard that chickens do tend to look a little ridiculous.

Likewise, when organizations stick feathers up their butt – and what I mean is when they put on a coat of feathers and spout  claims to be  “recovery oriented” and, or “working in an anti-oppression framework” – this act does not in fact make them any more “recovery oriented” than they would be chickens if they were to stick feathers up their butt.

Recovery washing is as prevalent as green washing. Organisations spout the fine-sounding words in their published documents, so covering themselves in a film-thin wash of recovery words but fail to act differently – since they are so often addicted to people becoming dependent on them and their services.

Do you, your colleagues and the organization you…

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About Kathy Powers
Advocacy is my therapy. Chicago, IL

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