BAD FIT is a documentary highlighting student voices and challenging the prevalence of homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism in social work education. Two versions are available: one focused on classroom issues and one focused onfield work issues.
It was produced by Jill Kaufman and Ady Ben-Israel, graduates of the MSW program at Hunter College School of Social Work.
Schools and field placements are primary sites of the social reproduction of values, behaviors, and skills in social work.
Very early in our social work education we became aware of homophobic, transphobic and heterosexist incidents involving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students in classrooms and field placements.
We pursued this research with the intention of bringing these experiences to the fore and engaging social work communities in an ongoing conversation about diversity learning and culturally competent provision of client services.
— Jill & Ady