Welcome back for part 2 of our interview with Karlha Davies community leader, Hometown Hero, and entrepreneur. Karlha shares the series of moments that led her to recognizing how her alcohol use was a convenient and “acceptable” way of coping with her own insecurities and emotional hurt. Tune in as they TU Crew dismantle the myths of alcohol use, discuss supports that have helped Karlha in recovery, and explore how sobriety is guiding Karlha into new hope, new goals, and a clear future.
If you missed part 1, be sure to watch our last episode to hear Karlha speak about the role alcohol played in her life, how it impacted her personal and professional relationships, and when the realized she alcohol was a problem.
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.
*Since the recording of this episode Karlha has transitioned out of her role at her alma mater to focus on her consulting business Korazón Konsultants.
You can find Karlha Davies on social media at
We’ve pulled together any resources mentioned in this episode and put together some links:
Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families
The 12 steps of Recovery: “The Twelve Step programs are well known for their use in recovering from addictive and dysfunctional behaviors.”
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