We hope you all are doing well and staying safe. With the global pandemic and recent eruptions of injustice and violence in our country, we at Capillaries believe it is important now, more than ever, to stand together in solidarity and to amplify the voices and stories of those who have long been silenced. We hope this journal has been and will continue to be a safe space to share stories of healing and grief.
This year, we were honored to receive the 2019-2020 Resilience & Compassion Seed Fund (https://wellbeing.uw.edu/resilience-lab/seed-grants/) and most recently, the 2020 Husky Empowerment Award (which is given to one UW student organization that has successfully engaged and empowered the UW community: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCrEYfEAHCa/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet). We are humbled to have been able to help members of our community find their voice and reclaim their narratives, and we hope to continue doing so for the years to come~
We would also like to share our most recent Spring 2020 journal with you (uploaded now to our website!) Featured here are 60 works that explore a range of experiences from before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: coping with love and loss, anxiety, shame, suicidal ideation, and sexual assault; coming to terms with one’s personal identity; caring for patients in war zones; caring for one’s family and for patients during this pandemic; and even engaging in research to better understand the human response to PTSD and our capacity for resilience. We believe these stories provide our community with an important and timely opportunity to learn from one another about how we cope with and grow from difficult circumstances. Our hope especially is that these stories provide you with the realization –and the solace –that despite our physical separation and isolation, you are truly not alone.
Join us at Parnassus Cafe in the Art Building to celebrate the release of our Winter issue and the wonderful writers and artists whose work is being published! The event is open-mic style and open to the general community, so anyone can share their stories, poems, art, music, etc! There will be food and copies of the journal available. Please RSVP using the link listed below. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
When: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 from 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Parnassus Cafe
Join us at Parnassus Cafe in the Art Building to celebrate the release of our Autumn issue and the wonderful writers and artists whose work is being published! The event is open-mic style and open to the general community, so anyone can share their stories, poems, art, music, etc! There will be food and copies of the journal available. Please RSVP using the link listed below. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
When: Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Parnassus Cafe
Come on down to Hutchinson Hall for an evening of storytelling, food, and good company! We'll be celebrating the writers and artists for our 2018-2019 publications and welcoming new friends. Event is open-mic style and open to the general community, so anyone can share their stories, poems, art, music, etc!
When: Fri, May 31, 2019 from 7:30PM-9PM
Where: Hutchinson Hall 154
Thank you to everyone who came to our open-mic last Friday, Jan 25! We had a blast, listening to everyone's stories and working on a mini-group activity: The Anatomy of a Healing Soul! Here are snapshots of the insightful reflections people had regarding healing, empowerment, and resilience~
Whether you're a creator whose work we've published in our journal or just a UW community member interested in narrative medicine, come on down! We'll have snacks, an open mic, and conversations about experiences of healing.
When: Friday, January 25, 2019 from 7:30PM-9PM
Where: Parnassus Cafe @ University of Washington--Basement of Art Building
We’re excited and deeply humbled to have received a 2018 Husky Seed Fund Award. With this funding, we’ll be able to publish quarterly journals for the following academic year (one for Autumn 2018, Winter 2019, and Spring 2019) and host some cool events.
Link to the Husky Seed Fund page: