Notes From Our Founders

  • My Quit-Lit Book Recommendations

    By Vanessa Royle

    In the months after I quit drinking, I dove into the world of “quit-lit”—the genre of books focused on sobriety, sober curiosity, and the role of alcohol in society.  These books helped me come to terms with the reasons behind...

  • Don't Get Spooked By Sober October

    By Vanessa Royle

    It’s officially Sober October! Started in 2014 in the UK as a fundraising campaign for cancer research, Sober October has become a bona fide movement and is here to stay.  I first participated in Sober October five years ago. I...

  • Why I Quit Drinking

    By Vanessa Royle

    I stopped drinking nearly two and a half years ago. It still feels surreal to write those words. Alcohol was how I relaxed at the end of a long day or week, it was how I entertained people, and it was how I knew to have fun. In the years since quitting, I’ve been able to reflect on how my relationship with alcohol became one I no longer wanted in my life.