Nominations for WEGO Health Activist Awards Now Open!

UPDATE:  Click here to “endorse” me!  (Endorse is WEGO’s word for voting.)  Just look for the purple button beneath my photo (picture of me wearing medicine bottles as curlers.  Hit the button; it will ask for your email–fill it out.  Submit it for Best in Show Blog: Hero.  Repeat twice to endorse me for Best in Show: Facebook and finally, Health Activist Hero.

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It’s that time of the year again!  Nominations have officially opened for the Fifth Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards. Time to
celebrate the men and women who have empowered patients, supported your community and inspired you throughout your health journey.  In the past, Fashionably ill ® and I have been a finalist in three categories: Best in Show Blog, Hilarious Health Activist, and Health Activist Hero.  If you have been blessed by my work–writing and public speaking–please consider nominating me here.  The nomination period ends on August 31, 2016.

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WEGO Health is an online network comprised of +100k Health Activists. They have created the awards program to recognize the individuals who are making a difference in the online health community.
There are 14 award categories, so don’t be shy- go ahead and start nominating your favorite bloggers, Tweeters, Facebook posters! I of course ask for you support, but I hope you nominate all your favorite health activists. The whole online health community deserves to be celebrated!

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno

JessicaGimeno

Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, and psoriasis. Most of the organs in my body are affected. I'm dedicated to being a stylist for sick women. As someone who has experienced changes in my appearance due to my 12 meds (including Prednisone), I know how hard it can be when your face and body change overnight. (In fact, because of treatment, between 2008 to 2010, I went from a size 0 to a size 10. While I lost the weight, there are permanent changes in my face and body, which I've grown to appreciate.) My blog will also help women deal with other issues like surviving chronic pain and fatigue. Healthy people can also use this blog as a window into what life with illness is like. Let this website be a place where we can draw strength from each other despite our illnesses and find solutions to our everyday challenges!

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