Listen up artists, writers, poets, doctors and nurses who identify as Two-Spirit, trans men, trans women, people who do not identify with binary genders, and people with fluid or non-conforming gender expressions - the next issue of The Peak Magazine is going to be made for you and by you. We are so excited to announce that we will be putting together a comprehensive Trans Health Resource Guide!
Trans health care has evolved from trans people getting diagnosed with a “disorder” to now wrestling with government subsidies for what many trans individuals see as essential surgeries and services. In this issue, we need your help laying out the complicated and often frustrating world of trans related care, while honoring the ingenuity and brilliance of Trans peoples.
We want to share your stories, your art, and your resources that are related to navigating the oppressive medical systems in hopes of finding community and raising accessibility for folks who are especially marginalized. We encourage submissions that subvert the western medical systems' understanding of health and that display your own personal definition of health.
Whether it’s surgery, hormones, mental health, body positivity, or whatever you as a trans-person wants to contribute to the world about your health experience, we welcome you to share and will continue to center the perspectives and experiences of BIPOC trans individuals. We also welcome trans allies to write for this issue who have extensive knowledge around trans health supports and resources.
Don’t be shy! Aliases welcome.
We accept written submissions in .rtf, .docx, or .odt file formats only, and we recommend a word count of between 500 and 1500 words. Visual art submissions should have a resolution of 200 dpi to 300 dpi and be in CMYK colour mode. All work that is selected for publication will be compensated.
Application link here: https://tinyurl.com/trans-resource-guide