My full-time job is also in social media, which has been great for learning, improving, and refining my knowledge and style. One of the other interesting aspects of my job (and benefits of working for a start-up) is that I am also able to write slideshow content for our website. RxWiki is something of a health news publishing company that also sells tech/marketing products to small business pharmacies. That means that I do a lot of research and writing on health topics. I’ve written some interesting slideshows on ADHD (I’ve declared that as my specialty, since I have pretty bad ADHD myself) along with exercise, medications, and conditions. Slideshow writing is actually one of my favorite aspects of the job because I get to be more creative and write more than 140-200 characters. Besides, I wanted to go to school for journalism before I settled on general communication.
To make a long story short, if you don’t live under a rock, you know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. After realizing that the only slideshow we had about breast cancer was about celebrities who had breast cancer, I decided to write about the condition. As I was researching, I found some really interesting articles about the history of breast cancer awareness month as well as the iconic pink ribbon. I put together a slideshow called Think Pink! about breast cancer awareness history that also included resources and support for those with the disease.
I’ve written many slideshows and I’m quite proud of the ones I’ve done on ADHD, but this one takes the cake. It hits home for me personally, as I’ve had one aunt survive breast cancer and have lost another to it. More than that, I know that I’m not alone. Many of us have been affected by breast cancer, as roughly one in eight American women have been diagnosed with the condition. All that being said, the link to the slideshow that I am most proud of is below. As always, I welcome feedback. 🙂 I hope you all find it as interesting and informative to read as I did to write.