Wordless Wednesday! #HAWMC with @WEGOHealth

I'm so Excited to do the #HAWMC! Everyday in April
I’m so Excited to do the #HAWMC! Everyday in April

Hey everyone, it’s that time of the year again for the monthlong Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge (#HAWMC on Twitter and Facebook)! WEGO Health, a network that connects 100,000 health activists, asks one question each day.  Today’s question is:

Since this is the start of HAWMC, post a picture that shows how excited you are for the next 30 days. We always love a good Health Activist selfie! #HAWMC

I chose this selfie to show my enthusiasm because I love WEGO and being a health activist.  I’m so tired almost all the time but readers send leave the sweetest comments on this blog or Fashionably ill’s Facebook page or Twitter and it encourages me to keep writing.  To keep speaking.  To keep going.

Update on the WEGO Health Activist Awards (#HAAwards)

Also, through WEGO, I’ve met so many amazing health activists who fight a wide variety of illnesses including lupus, fibromyalgia, bipolar disorder, polycystic ovarian syndrome, lyme disease, and breast cancer, to name a few.  I’ve made some great friends.  As many of you know, last year I was a Finalist in the WEGO Health Activist Awards.  This year, I was a nominee in the WEGO Health Activist Awards because you, the readers, nominated me.  Ultimately, I became a Finalist in two categories: Hilarious Health Activist and Health Activist Hero.  In the end, I lost.  But all the finalists are amazing.  I was proud to be in such good company.  Like last year, I got to meet some fantastic people through the competition.  In my selfie, I’m wearing the shirt I wore to WEGO’s online Health Activist Awards on March 18.

Stay Tuned!

Hopefully, I’ll be back tomorrow to answer this question:

Key to Happiness

What do you think is the key to happiness? Is it being able to overcome a hard time? Laughter? Maintaining a positive attitude? Tell us what you think and why. #HAWMC

See you tomorrow.

–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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