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Introducing Doll Hospital

dollhospitaljournal:

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illustration by eline

We are getting serious and antsy for more. We are tired of being spoken of, spoken for. We are dolls, dehumanised, objectified, fragmented, and our publication will be a caring hospital. Let us explain.

Doll Hospital is a free art and literature journal. It will be available both in print and online in different forms and content. Our aim is to create an accessible platform for artists and writers to share their lived experiences of mental health. We publish short stories, poetry, cultural musings, comic art and everything in between. We prioritize work that takes an intersectional focus. Doll Hospital looks to move beyond the two archetypes of ‘mental illness’: the tortured white man genius, and the delicate, white girl, loved not despite of, but because of, her ‘illness’. We need to do better.

We are particularly interested in work that emphasises the multiplicity of experiences, prioritising marginalised stories that may otherwise go ignored by so called ‘mainstream’ media.

To speak of your struggles is not a privilege; in our publication it is a right. We want to challenge the idea that in order to speak authoritatively on ‘mental illness’ you need to be a college educated white dude. If you’re dealing with mental health problems and have a story to tell, we don’t care about your clips, we’d be honoured to have you.

All mediums are welcome, though we’re particularly into poetry, fiction, personal essays, pop culture essays, illustration and comics. Oh, and nurse chansey fan art. For more info check out our submission page.  

We also welcome all criticisms, ideas and more, because, to be truly intersectional and inclusive we need as many voices as possible. Message us via tumblr or shoot us a mail at dollhospitaljournal@gmail.com.

This is a small publication (like one girl with a laptop answering emails in her lunch break for no pay small) but we aim to pay each and every contributor for their hard work, and are currently applying to funding and seeking donations in order to make this a reality.

Follow us on tumblr so we can interact together, improve ourselves and keep us company on our journey towards making this publication a reality and a true success.

I can’t wait to read this and am thinking of what I might be able to contribute. Follow this!

fiercefashionfutures:

NOW IS THE TIME to submit your proposal for the Fierce Fashion Futures track for the 2013 Allied Media Conference! The deadline to submit is March 8th! The conference will take place June 20-23rd in Detroit, MI.

PLEASE REBLOG AND SHARE WIDELY!

Fierce Fashion Futures call for proposals:

Fashion is media and politics at the same time. Every day we communicate something about who we are, who we want and what kind of world we want with our clothes and our bodies. How can we understand the ways that fashion builds community and simultaneously excludes from community? How can we reclaim beauty in our own fat, QTPOC, disabled queer radical selves? Fashion can be used as emotional and spiritual armor as well as physical protection from police and chemical weapons. What new possibilities for expression and network building are created by wearable electronics, e-textiles and new fashion technologies? How does fashion work in radical media, dance and performance? 

We want to build a community of radical fashion lovers, who see fashion not as big business or an elite sport, but as an art form for all people with subversive potential as a space of self-expression and creation. We want to broaden the ways that the media activist communities that are a part of the AMC think about fashion as a kind of politics in their everyday life. We hope to expand the conversation about gender, race, sexuality and ability by having these spaces to talk about how they play out on our bodies through clothing. We are looking to help people build new skills for creating their own clothes, expanding the options people have for their fashion choices in the future and for making wearable electronics, expanding our possibilities for creating everyday technologies.

We are looking for the following kinds of proposals:

HOW-TO Such as: skills for making and re-making your own clothes; creating wearable electronics; sustaining yourself through DIY business.

THEORY Such as: how fashion can help us explore our identities; fashion without overconsumption; fashion as community building/fashion as homogenizer. 

ACTION Such as: using fashion to embrace and empower your body; understanding and fighting sweatshops; using fashion to protect yourself in direct-action.  

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grrrlstudies:

hi everyone! calling for submissions from any identified girl or woman who also identifies as mixed race, biracial, or multiracial! the submissions can be anything (words, visuals etc) as long as they can be put down on paper.

share your experiences, whether they be about your family, cultural conflicts, language, racism, or identity, and you can help other mixed girls figure it out as well ♡

please submit to: mixedgirlzine@gmail.com by the 10th of august!

(please reblog this!)

theuntitledmag:

Do you want to support inclusive, self-affirming and positive media?
Tired of rehashed/recycled tropes in magazines?
Upset at negative and unflattering portrayals of your body, skin color, your gender identity, your sexuality, or your physical and mental abilities? 
Tired of being put in the background amongst status quo figures, rather than being upfront and celebrated?
Need a centralized source where your identity will not only be prioritized, but celebrated, loved, and appreciated? 
Guess what? You’re finally going to get what you’ve always wanted, with The Untitled Mag! We open our online doors on July 9th, so please celebrate with us as we kick off Nine Days of The Untitled Mag! As we get ready to present ourselves to you, the readers, we want to celebrate you and get you in on some fun events! What’s today’s surprise?
Submissions! Hey Untitled Readers! Our first theme will be COLORS! What does that mean to you? How does color relate to your identity: your skin color, your gender identity, your health, your sexuality, your life? How do colors interact with the music you listen to, the clothing you wear, the makeup you put on, the food you buy? If you have writing or artwork to submit on those themes, please send them to untitledteenmag@gmail.com under the heading “Writing Submission” or “Art Submission”. Please see submission guidelines here and here before submitting. Thank you!

so excited you guys!!!

theuntitledmag:

Do you want to support inclusive, self-affirming and positive media?

  • Tired of rehashed/recycled tropes in magazines?
  • Upset at negative and unflattering portrayals of your body, skin color, your gender identity, your sexuality, or your physical and mental abilities? 
  • Tired of being put in the background amongst status quo figures, rather than being upfront and celebrated?
  • Need a centralized source where your identity will not only be prioritized, but celebrated, loved, and appreciated? 

Guess what? You’re finally going to get what you’ve always wanted, with The Untitled Mag! We open our online doors on July 9th, so please celebrate with us as we kick off Nine Days of The Untitled Mag! As we get ready to present ourselves to you, the readers, we want to celebrate you and get you in on some fun events! What’s today’s surprise?

Submissions
Hey Untitled Readers! Our first theme will be COLORS! What does that mean to you? How does color relate to your identity: your skin color, your gender identity, your health, your sexuality, your life? How do colors interact with the music you listen to, the clothing you wear, the makeup you put on, the food you buy? If you have writing or artwork to submit on those themes, please send them to untitledteenmag@gmail.com under the heading “Writing Submission” or “Art Submission”. Please see submission guidelines here and here before submitting. Thank you!

so excited you guys!!!

patchthatsweater:

alsooo still looking for submissions for KID ART please spread the word so i can print it all nice during my offset class instead of having to resort to stinkin’ blown out scammed xerox style. XOXOXOXO

OH WOW good thing i might go visit my parents soon so i could go through my stash. i was a very prolific creator as a child.

patchthatsweater:

alsooo still looking for submissions for KID ART please spread the word so i can print it all nice during my offset class instead of having to resort to stinkin’ blown out scammed xerox style. XOXOXOXO

OH WOW good thing i might go visit my parents soon so i could go through my stash. i was a very prolific creator as a child.