Category: Health Activist Writers Month Challenge


HAWMC Day 8

Write a poem where every line is a health question. Today's prompt is to write a 5-10 poem where every line is a question. The questions could be ones you have, ones you've heard, or ones that are rhetorical. You can make it a Found Poem and use questions you've been asked before. Or you…

HAWMC Day 7

Leave your health a text or voicemail. Time to check in with your health! You call, ready to talk, but it turns out that your health isn't exactly responsive and is probably screening your call. No matter - leave your health a voicemail. What does your health's voicemail message sound like? And what are you…

HAWMC Day 6

I write about [my] health because…. Internet and social-media-skeptics always ask me the judgmental "why." "But why would I blog?" "Why would I have a Twitter?" But what they are really asking is - 'what's the point of all of it?' Well, friends, is there one? Why do we do what we do? Back when…

HAWMC Day 5

Health Haiku. A haiku is a "miniature Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables - five syllables in first line, seven in second, and five in the last. No rhyme or meter scheme is employed when writing haiku. The aim of the haiku is to create something greater than the sum of the parts." Traditionally, haiku…

HAWMC Day 4

Ludicrous headline or cure. What's the most absurd thing you've heard about your condition? Whether it's a cure you're clearly supposed to try or a headline you've come across - the internet is rampant with examples of misinformation and quackery. Patient advocates work hard to correct misconceptions by sharing their stories and reducing stigma through…

HAWMC Day 3

Write your own health Q&A. Inspired by the popular (and often outrageous) Yahoo Answers (see here) and the more strategically categorized Q&A format of Quora - today's prompt is simple: write a health question and answer it. Your question can be a real, genuine one about your condition or you can make it a strange,…
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