April 28, 2009

Who’s Your Women’s Health Hero? Tell Us by Midnight on Friday


More than 60 heroes have been nominated so far in the first ever Our Bodies Ourselves Women’s Health Heroes Awards. Included among them is an environmental peace activist; a professor of human sexuality; a state senate president; a public health nurse; an activist against genital mutilation; doulas, midwives and women who have founded organizations advocating for safer, more comfortable births; founders of websites on chronic illness, menopause and teen sexuality … the list goes on.

It’s inspiring and even a bit overwhelming to see dozens of heroes described  in such heartfelt ways. The best part is getting introduced (or reacquainted) with so many people who have made a difference. See for yourself.

If you’ve been thinking about nominating someone — or nominating yourself — don’t delay. The deadline is this Friday, May 1. We’ll take new submissions up until midnight. Here’s what you need to know about submitting a nomination.

And please keep reading and voting for your favorite health heroes. The voting deadline is May 8.

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