Have a body image story? Share it and you could get $75!

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:47

We want to hear from you!

HeretoHelp produces Visions magazine, and stories from it are featured throughout the website and in our print publication.

One of our upcoming issues of Visions is focusing on Body Image and how it relates to mental well-being, mental illness and substance use. 

We're currently looking for 3 different contributors:

  • Western culture has a big impact on how we feel about how we look but so do other cultures that we're attached to. We're looking for a personal story from an individual whose personal story features body image/satisfaction and how it was affected (negatively and/or positively) by ethnicity--for example, as a newcomer to Canada or an Indigenous person. 

  • Visions magazine also cares about substance use. From smoking to steroids, many people start or use substances to change or maintain a certain appearance. If this sounds like you, and it created some unintended consequences on your well-being, we'd like to hear your story.

  • Finally, we're interested in hearing from a male who has struggled with body image issues but is in a better place now than at the beginning of his journey.

If any of these sound like you, you need to be living in British Columbia, Canada, and ideally should not have shared your story in Visions before.

You don't have to print your real name with the story. Articles are less than 2 pages long and you'd have a month to write. You'd (each) even get a small $75 honorarium after publication if we ok you to write. And remember you don't have to be a "writer" to write for Visions. Our professional editor will work with you to shape your story. If you can write an email and have a story to tell, you can write for us. Interested? Please don't start writing just yet. Contact us at visions@heretohelp.bc.ca first!