We hope you all are doing well in your transition to normalcy during this unprecedented difficult time. We at Capillaries: The Journal of Medical Humanities believe that writing and art have real power now more than ever, to help us unpack our thoughts. Thus, we offer our journal to you as a space to decompress and reflect on personal, community, national, and global issues.

Capillaries is a student-run project at the University of Washington. Since February 2018, our mission has been to provide the UW community (students, staff, and faculty) with the opportunity to reflect on experiences with medicine, healing, illness, and/or grief through prose, poetry, and artwork. Furthermore, Capillaries aims to support students and the community in their healthcare journeys and to promote greater understanding between the sciences and the humanities.

In past publications, we shared stories of love and loss, of mental health and disordered eating, of coming to terms with one’s identity, and of understanding what it means to be a global citizen in the 21st century.

For our Fall 2021 issue, feel free to write and create art about any experience or topic you feel comfortable sharing  –we simply hope that this journal brings you some solace and space for meditation.

~For previous editions of the journal and submission guidelines, see our website: https://www.capillariesjournal.com/

~ Please submit here by November 5th @ 11:59 PM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelVBFKCxK6lBWMYltwweNSQ2d_qli81nMly5myNgN36xnr0Q/viewform

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at cjuw@uw.edu if you have any questions. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!