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"There was no way in fucking hell I was going to give up BWS just because I was sober. There are people out there who are in recovery who can’t go in a bar, it’s way too triggering. Luckily, I am one of those recovering alcoholics who can.

I had to relearn how to dance when I got sober. Before I’d been doing that drunk dance where you think you’re sexy and you’re throwing yourself on everybody. Now I actually have fun. Now I’m fully experiencing it. I’m immersed in real life. I’m cognizant, I’m alive and, it turns out, I can dance.”

April Wozny, former host of Business Women's Special (BWS), the queer dance party that ran for a decade

Toronto, ON

excerpted from "In April's Kitchen" by Ivy Knight for West End Phoenix

April, Garden Patch Peas

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