Miasha and Clean & Sober Forest Resources – Ninth Wish Machine Grant!
Miasha wishes to further promote awareness for a clean & sober experience at Electric Forest. Her goal is to encourage anybody who might be contemplating or struggling with sobriety to find support, and explore how magical a clean & sober experience in The Forest can be.
“I want to promote the hell out of the sober & recovery community at Electric Forest to get people connected, supporting, and inspiring each other. I don’t juuust want to create a safety net for those in sobriety, I want this project to encourage people contemplating or struggling with sobriety to find support and explore how magical a drug and alcohol free experience at Electric Forest can be. While there is temptation everywhere at music festivals, the uniquely inclusive and empathetic atmosphere of Electric Forest provides the perfect backdrop for people with similar experiences and needs to come together, support one another, and obviously have a blast with new friends.
A good deal of legwork has been done to create sober communities—I hope to spread the word of what exists, and create spaces to connect all these groups AND people still looking for their sober tribe (like me!).
If there’s one thing I know about people in recovery/sober individuals, it’s that they are extremely passionate and generous. Given the opportunity to connect with people who need support, or the opportunity to use their unique talents to be of service to the community, they will go to great lengths to “show up” for others. My sincere wish is that through setting up a framework and outreach (via online community before the festival), the sober community at Electric Forest will be far more connected, supported, and able to be of service. To achieve this, the key is visibility and collaboration.
I am SO passionate about this wish, not just because sober festie goers need support, but because sober community outreach at Electric Forest might be the first encounter or inspiration that shows how exciting and connected life in sobriety is, and this visibility and inclusivity can literally save lives. Electric Forest has the magical tendency to provide anyone with an open heart exactly what they need at that point in their lives, and I hope this programming might serve as a catalyst for sobriety and recovery that can be taken out into the world, helping change lives and communities long after the festival has ended.” – Miasha
In celebration of her passion and enthusiasm towards promoting a clean & sober experience at Electric Forest – in collaboration with Camp Traction and Jellyfish – The Forest is proud to grant Miasha’s wish and welcome her to live the Good Life during Both Weekends of EF2018! Miasha and Camp Traction will collaborate together to provide festival goers with clean & sober resources, and additional meetup opportunities throughout Electric Forest 2018.
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If you are seeking a clean & sober experience, join the Forest Family in a celebration of life, and take advantage of The Forest’s clean & sober resources! Stay tuned for more resources to come...
THE ELECTRIC FOREST WISH MACHINE
The Wish Machine sparked inspiration from across the globe. From local communities in Michigan to as far as Tanzania and Cambodia, the Forest Family considered what they could do – for individuals, neighborhoods, communities, and societies – to help make the world a better place. Pledges included raising money and awareness for mental health, rare diseases, and sustainable efforts; donating clothing, personal items, and funds to charity drives and disaster clean-up efforts; volunteering time and resources to local humane societies, hospitals, and homeless shelters; and so much more.
The Wish Machine challenged the Forest Family to venture out into the world and spread positive action and good deeds. Now it’s time for The Forest to reward the most amazing, world-changing, and awe-inspiring acts of kindness.
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