This month we want to honor our Co-Founder Mae Abraham by proclaiming May the “Month of Mae.” Mae Abraham was a pioneer and a true force in the addiction treatment field, especially here at Ashley. She openly admitted to being an alcoholic at a time when women couldn’t be open about alcoholism, stepped up, and helped everyone she could, culminating in the foundation of Ashley. We want to highlight Mae Abraham’s selfless service, her determination never to give up, and celebrate the women who have and are recovering from substance use disorders around the world. The gifts women in recovery bring to their lives, families, careers and communities are priceless.
Please help us honor and continue Mae’s legacy by making a donation to the Mae Abraham Legacy Fund, our treatment scholarship fund for women needing financial assistance for treatment.
The events we had planned throughout the month have now passed with one event remaining to be rescheduled for a later date.
We want to thank you for your generous donations with gifts that will remind you of Mae Abraham & Ashley:
Our Donation Gifts
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We appreciate all of your support for our recovering women.
Please follow us on social media to see the updates we have posted during our Month of Mae and stay up-to-date about our other news and events! #MonthofMae #EverythingForRecovery
Please refer to the brief overview of our Month of Mae activities.
1. Rediscovering Your Creativity – Facebook Live Panel – New Date TBA
We are very sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to postpone our Facebook live panel. We are working on rescheduling this event and will announce a new date and time in the near future. We appreciate your support and understanding!
We have the honor of hosting a panel with three wonderful sober women talking about their different recovery stories, lives, and creative career developments. We are sure you will find them just as inspiring as we do.
Interdisciplinary Artist & Filmmaker
Maggie Meiners is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker born and raised outside of Chicago who uses cultural artifacts, media and iconography to talk about experiences with the purpose of leveraging her personal portrayal rather than the prevailing cultural narrative. Through the lens of humor, feminism and various mediums, she engages in self-analysis and critique to arrive at a truthful and authentic version of herself. Maggie’s art has been widely exhibited and remains in the permanent collections of the Illinois Institute of Art, Wheaton College and others. Learn more about Maggie on her website.
Dr. Robin Davisson
Abstract Expressionist Painter
Dr. Robin Davisson is an abstract expressionist painter who focuses on lyrical and process-driven art rooted in eclectic curiosity and the material surprises she discovers working with her finely-developed visual vocabulary. Before fully devoting herself to her art, Robin was a biomedical scientist in molecular physiology and taught as a professor at Cornell University. Her work majorly contributed to our understanding of the circulation in health and disease, relevant to numerous disorders. See Robin’s art on her Instagram account.
Fashion Stylist & Strategic Consultant
Meredith Koop is an acclaimed fashion stylist and strategic consultant. Profiled in the New York Times and Vogue, Meredith is best known for her work with longtime client Michelle Obama. Meredith curated the content of the former First Lady’s message into a dynamic and impactful wardrobe during her tenure in the White House. Their partnership continues to this day. Meredith also styles an edited selection of powerhouse people and brings her intuitive and thoughtful approach into all of her clients’ lives. In addition to styling, Meredith consults with brands and companies that aim to have a positive cultural impact via a sustainable or charitable mission and has a passion for dance and psychology. Visit Meredith’s Instagram account to get an impression of her work.
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