Michelle Smith helps overwhelmed moms fed up with drinking simplify sobriety with confidence and ease.

Michelle Smith is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and the founder of Recovery is the New Black, a digital community for women living or exploring an alcohol-free life. Michelle struggled for years with alcohol addiction that looked like “overdoing it.” In reality, she was drinking to escape the stresses of life ― and the “mommy juice” drinking culture was helping her self-destruct. Since getting sober in 2016, she has integrated both her personal experience in recovery and professional experience as a mental health and addiction advocates toward normalizing sobriety in our boozy culture.

Michelle’s work has been featured on The Today Show, TEDx, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Scary Mommy, NBC, ABC, and more. Michelle lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and adorable dog.

Video & Live

Play Video
Play Video

Michelle Smith talks candidly about the boozy culture we find ourselves in as she takes a public stance towards normalizing sobriety. Looking through the lens of her life she shares her personal story with alcohol use disorder as well as her perspective as a professional. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Learn more about Michelle and book her for your next event!