Call for submissions: feminism and mental health

*Call for Submissions:

The lived experience(s) of mental health in feminist communities*

Call for submissions from people who identify with feminism and have
lived
experiences of a psychiatric diagnosis.

Our upcoming anthology, *Feminist*s Navigate Mental Health* (working
title),
will explore the complexities of navigating mental health and how a
feminist
identity may (or may not) shape those experiences.  Submissions are
welcomed
in the form of personal short stories.

The submissions received will shape the outcome of the book.  The
final
manuscript will be submitted to relevant Canadian independent
publishers.
We are looking for contributions that explore the relationship between
feminist identity and experiences, thoughts, and feelings related to
mental
health.
*
Possible themes may include (but are not limited to):*
*    Coping – what works and what doesn*t
*    Any positive aspects of your mental health that are commonly
considered
deficits
*    Treatment preferences and past experiences
*    Medication
*    Personal/lived understandings of your diagnosis (acceptance or
rejection)
*    Stigma/tension around mental health issues in the feminist
community
*    Feminism and well-being/strength/

empowerment
*    Feminism and distress

*Guidelines:*
*    Remember to take care of yourself while writing about topics
that may
be distressing;
*    Good writing skills are great, but not mandatory!  We will work
with
you to edit your piece;
*    Submissions should be saved in .doc or .rtf, size 12 font, Ariel
or
Times New Roman, and double spaced;
*    500 to 3000 words
*    Include contact information and a brief biography;
*    Only email submissions will be accepted;
*    Submission deadline is June 1st, 2010.

Comments, concerns, questions and submissions should be directed to:

fnmhsubmissions@gmail.com

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