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


Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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