Category: Health Activist Writers Month Challenge


HAWMC Day 14

Lies and Misconceptions. The truth, as we know, sets us free. Coming across a blog post that hits home because it's so real and relevant is a wonderful experience. In our health communities we dedicate a lot of time to being honest and forthright with our health information and patient stories - well today we're not…

HAWMC Day 13

Open a book to any page. Today is a meditation on naming blog posts. Pick up a book, magazine, newspaper - anything with written prose in it - and choose a phrase or sentence at random. That's the title of your blog post for today. So often we get hung up on titling our posts.…

HAWMC Day 12

Ekphrasis (writing about another art form). An ekphrasis gives life to a piece of art through storytelling. An example of an ekphrasis is when an artist paints a picture of a sculpture or a poet writes about a painting or even, I'd argue, when a songwriter sings about a movie. The person making the ekphrasis…

HAWMC Day 11

Wikipedia revision. Whether you're a fan of Wikipedia, going on endless search-after-searches through tabbed browsing (like I do) or skeptical of its ability to be edited and updated without sources cited - today we're all Wikipedia writers. Pretend you're rewriting or adding onto your condition's page - what sentence or paragraph should be included (in…

HAWMC Day 10

Post Secret. You know the beloved PostSecret blog? Today's prompt is to write down a secret that ...really isn’t a secret. The "rules" of Post Secret is that all the postcards are anonymous and all the secrets have never been shared before. But we can't necessarily abide by those here during HAWMC, but they are…

HAWMC Day 9

Health Activist Choice. Today's blog post can be about anything you like. Free write! Whether you want to take inspiration from one of your community members or HAWMCers or just recap your April so far - anything and everything is fair game today. Length, topic, style - all up to you! If you would like…
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