Stories by May Wilkerson

 May Wilkerson is a writer and stand-up comedian living in Brooklyn. Her last piece for The Influence was “Why Getting Sober Is Way Scarier Than Telling Jokes on Stage.” You can follow her on Twitter:[email protected] subscribe to May Wilkerson's feed

Posted on: May 2, 2016, Source: The Influence

What's the link between my insomnia, my alcoholism, and my recovery from both?

Posted on: Jan 2, 2015, Source: Substance.com

These habits don't carry the stigma of drugs and alcohol -- they could even make you a hero.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source: Substance.com

His death will broaden the national conversation about addiction.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: Substance.com

There's hope, lonely stoners: My420mate.com wants to match you with someone to toke with.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2014, Source: Substance.com

First I chewed it to quit smoking, but then I couldn't quit--it was my perfect drug.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2014, Source: Substance.com

Where did all the time I lost from drinking go? All I can retrieve is my friends' stories—and a mangled Ikea lamp.

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: Substance.com

In Gather Together in My Name, she described a pivotal moment when a friend made her watch him shoot up heroin.