Feb 7, 2022
Addiction has the potential of showing up in all walks of life and it was around this time last year that Karlha Davies successful, first-generation community leader and Hometown Hero recognized and accepted her own addiction.
Despite Karlha’s outward appearance of achievements, accolades, and community recognitions, Karlha struggled internally with depression and anxiety, low self-worth, and alcoholism. For the first time ever on a public platform, Karlha shares her story of alcohol abuse and her recent journey to recovery. Tune into part 1 of this 2-part interview to hear about the role alcohol played for Karlha, how it impacted her personal and professional relationships, and what it took for Karlha to recognize something needed to change.
Interview with Karlha Davies
With hope in her heart, fire in her blood and fierce determination for the advancement of her fellow BIPOC, Karlha is a child of Mexican immigrant farm workers from Hughson, one of California’s most conservative counties. She’s been able to occupy spaces not meant for her voice and passion and while others have tried to extinguish her flame, it’s allowed Karlha to realize her purpose in life is to show up authentically and with the integrity of her ancestors. Karlha’s professional success begins with being the first in her family to attend and graduate from college.
Karlha holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Ethnic Studies from CSU Stanislaus. She boasts an impressive 25+ year career in public relations, fundraising and community engagement in the sectors of non-profit, education, government, and private business. Her ability to be successful in all sectors, speaks volumes to her creativity, leadership, and ability to succeed in whatever field she’s chosen to stand behind. She has been awarded a Hometown Hero, Outstanding Woman of Stanislaus County and a Latina Heroé for her commitment to advocating for others in her community. While the awards she’s received honors her spirit of being of service to others, one of the things she is most proud of is working on her sobriety and 12 Step Recovery which began on October 3, 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
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We’ve pulled together any resources mentioned in this episode and put together some links:
Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families
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