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The Disruptor: Call for Submissions & Art - The Underbelly of Health


The theme of our next issue will be The Underbelly of Health. We will explore various aspects of the war on drugs, preventative healthcare versus big pharma, exploration of a dual degree program with the school of pharmacy, nutrition & mental health, holistic & alternative healthcare, maternal health, etc.


Did You Have a Nice Trip?

Substances are inextricable from the human experience, from the chemicals in the foods we eat to the medications we take, prescribed or unprescribed, to the recreational substances we prefer, legal or illegal. The law does not, as it claims, delineate between safe and unsafe drugs but instead establishes a rigid status quo around substances.


The Disruptor staff seek to interrogate humanity’s relationship with substances that induce altered states of consciousness and seek to aggregate a variety of stories from the most difficult to the most helpful experiences resultant from the ingestion of a mind-altering substance. We are calling for submissions from all who are willing to anonymously share their encounters with psychoactive chemicals.


We have drawn this model from the #ThankYouPlantMedicine Movement that encourages people to post about therapeutic or otherwise helpful experiences with psychotropic plants to reduce stigmatization & spread awareness about the therapeutic potential of psychedelic plants, but we find it important to include difficult or negative experiences and substances that do not fall under the umbrella of plant medicine; legal, pharmaceutical, addictive, or otherwise.


The Social Work profession is deeply entangled with substance use, abuse & addiction, therefore we must be at the forefront of drug-related policy, ideology & discussion. We hope to foster further conversation and encourage an ongoing interrogation of the substance status quo.

We welcome all forms of expression: writing, drawing, etc.—whatever best represents your experience. Submit anonymously by April 5th using this form: https://form.jotform.com/210718268481156


We want to showcase your art!

Whether it\'s a painting, sculpture, song or anything in between, we\'d love to share it with our readers. Art submissions can be related to the theme, but it is not necessary.


Field Check-In.

Did you know that the field seminar is intended to foster critical self-reflection, facilitate conversations around privilege and oppression, and merge theory with practice? Did your field seminar meet these goals? Tell us about your experience, whether it contributed to your educational experience and how. We are offering a confidential option for these reflections.


We are looking for all types of submissions for this issue: reflections, papers, commentary, creative writing, art, photography, etc.


Send submissions to sswstudentjournal@gmail.com by April 5th for consideration. See full call for submissions for more information: https://sswstudentjournal.wixsite.com/thedisruptor/post/call-for-submissions-art-april-issue-theme-prompt

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