“The Recovery Poet” as an identity came to me at a moment I was struggling to survive. When I was ready to give up, recovery found me, and “the recovery poet” became a safe space to explore the trauma I had undergone. Now, it is an identity I wear with pride, and I hope it can be a place others find safety and comfort, as well. I am, we are all Recovery Poets. We who seek to make broken into something beautiful.
My logo then appropriately depicts the Hindu being Ganesh–the remover of obstacles, the symbol of overcoming. I used him because I believe recovery is a journey in which nearly all of it involves some type of overcoming and we could all use someone to help remove some of those obstacles. Ganesh honors that journey to overcome and the people who help us do it.