Month: May 2015


Winner! Fourth Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards – Jacob

 Today, let's learn from Mental Health, Health Activist, Jacob.   1. Why did you become a Health Activist? Tell us your Health Activist story!  I lost my father to suicide at age 6 and have lived with anxiety and depression most of my life.  I've experienced both internal and external mental health stigmas which prevented…

Winner! Fourth Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards Someonelikeme.ca

For the next few weeks, we’re doing a blog series on the winners of this year’s WEGO Health Activist Awards. Take a moment to learn about Someonelikeme.ca 1. Why did you become a Health Activist? Tell us your health activist story. Someonelikeme.ca was conceived by the Youth Advisory Group of the MS Society of Canada.…

Warming Up with Summer Activism

    Summer is right around the corner! It is a fantastic time to meet with people face to face and advocate for your cause. This is my first summer as a rare disease advocate and I have a schedule packed with events and meetings. While social media may seem a bit slower since kids…

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – Josh Robins

We’re highlighting our partners in this year’s Health Activist Awards. Today’s post is about Josh Robins from I’m Still Josh.   Josh began his blog to fight the stigma that often comes with an HIV positive diagnosis, and to give hope to those diagnosed. He says,  I decided to make a blog because my circumstance of being newly…

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – Divabetic

 In this post, we're taking a look at Divabetic, one of our partners in the Health Activist Awards.  Divabetic, founded by Max Szadek, aims to empower diabetic women to take control of their health journey. In the blog post, Max mulls over the interconnected issue of poor body image, shame, and Diabetes. Accepting and loving our…

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – Lupus Foundation

We’re highlighting our partner’s in this year’s Health Activist Awards. Today’s post is about the Lupus Foundation.     The Lupus Foundation, located in Australia, aims to provide free quality care and services for lupus patients. The foundation provides support to those affected by lupus, education to healthcare professionals, research along side of researchers and awareness to…
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