Archive for ‘spotlight’

January 14th, 2011

Interviewing Health Activists: Katie Schwartz, Founder of Dear Thyroid™ Part 2

by Amanda

Here is Part Two of my interview with Katie Schwartz, founder of Dear Thyroid. (Click here to read Part One)

Katie (@dearthyroid)

Amanda: Dear Thyroid is a different kind of health community and it says so right in the first line of the About page. What made you decide to bring your crusade online?

Katie Schwartz: Being a writer, I have an ongoing love affair with words. I believe that each person (when they are ready) must tell their story in their own words. Our slogan is “Healing our thyroids one letter at a time”. We mean that literally and metaphorically. Write and submit as many letters as it takes. Join our conversations in comments, and on our chat boards.

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January 14th, 2011

Interviewing Health Activists: Katie Schwartz, Founder of Dear Thyroid™ Part 1

by Amanda

Katie (@dearthyroid)

In honor of January’s Thyroid Awareness Month, I had the awesome opportunity to interview Katie Schwartz, Health Activist mastermind behind the community Dear Thyroid™. Like her community, Katie is fiercely dedicated to being honest and real about life and thyroid conditions. Her responses to my questions are saturated with rich, fun language, likely due to her background as a comedy writer and fellow lover of words. In addition to being well-spoken, Katie takes a fresh approach to advocacy that is both light-hearted and content-centric. (Perhaps it’s no surprise why I’m such a fan!) Personally, I connected immediately with Dear Thyroid’s mission statement and their literary focus. It doesn’t take long to see why this community is special and why it has engaged so many. A self-proclaimed “pushy broad,” you can expect many more great things from Katie and her community in the future.

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December 16th, 2010

Interviewing Health Activists: Cherise, Founder of Diabetes Social Media Advocacy Chat (#DSMA)

by Amanda

If you check your Twitter stream as much as I do, you’ve probably seen a flurry of tweets every Wednesday evening marked with with the hashtag #dsma. If so, you’ve stumbled upon (or perhaps even participated in) the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy Chat! This week, WEGO Health had the opportunity to speak with its creator, Diabetes Health Activist Cherise Shockley about why she started the #dsma chat and what she thinks of Health Activism.

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July 13th, 2009

Spotlight: Endochick

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Spotlight: Endochick
Website: Endometriosis: The Silent Life Sentence

Twitter: @Endochick
Blogging since
: March 2007
Occupation
: Freelance Writer, Freelance Correspondent for a local paper, an Aspiring Novelist, and a Part-Time Head Teacher at a Day Care. Above all, I’m also a mommy to two wonderful little kiddies

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March 11th, 2009

Spotlight: Andréa Albright

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Spotlight: Andréa Albright
Blog: Andrea’s Healthy Weight Loss Blog
Newsletter: Amazing Body Now
Blogging since: February 2007
Work: I’m an Author, Yoga Instructor, Meditation Guide, Healthy Weight Loss Coach and former “chubby girl”
Favorite vacation spot: Thailand – Love the fresh fruits and vegetables, the crystal-clear beaches, and the people that smile like the sunshine.

Favorite food
: Raspberries – they’re full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and they burst and bubble in your mouth like champagne.

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March 4th, 2009

Podcast with Leslea Harmon

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I recently spoke with Leslea Harmon, founder of Allergy Ware and all around allergy guru about how it all started. In this clip, Leslea shares tips for new food allergy parents, talks about the benefits of using the web and how she balances it all.

This is the first installment of the WEGO Health podcast, so give it a listen and let us know what you think!  Details about subscribing to our podcast through iTunes are coming soon.

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February 24th, 2009

Contest Winners!

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We’d like to announce the winners of our book giveaway! Amazing Health Activists: Patricia F. Anderson, Connie, Stacy, wholemom, and Jasmine! These exciting Health Activists, in addition to joining the WEGO Health community, have won a copy of How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman. Congratulations! We look forward to learning from each of you. Your unique, important perspectives will add so much to our health community.

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