Hello, to all my readers. Welcome to Day 24 of the WEGO Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge – 30 Days, 30 Posts. The prompt for today reads as follows:
Health Mascot…Give yourself, your condition, your health focus a mascot. Is it a real person? Fictional? Mythical being? Describe them. Bonus points if you provide a visual!
I found this prompt difficult. With any invisible conditions, it is hard to come up with any visuals to describe the condition, its symptoms and the effects it has on the individual.
However, one of my favourite things in life is butterflies. I love the symbolism of them – the freedom they have, flying freely. I also think they are beautiful with their bright colours and different patterns on their wings. It can also symbolise change – as a butterfly emerges from a cocoon. I have butterflies on a range of items I own, they are on my wallpaper in my bedroom, pendants on necklaces, on t-shirts and tops I wear, and so on.
Therefore, I immediately knew that due to my love of butterflies, I had to somehow incorporate a butterfly into my ‘mascot’ for my health condition. So, I have decided due to my condition being caused by a lesion in the brain stem, I have used a brain stem as the body of the butterfly and then have used wings to surround the brain stem. I have attempted to draw what it would like, which I have found exceptionally difficult as I am not artistic at all, and even more difficult with the tremors in my hands which I am experiencing today.
But this is my attempt:
I know it’s not very good, if someone out there is artistic and could up with something even better which I could use for the blog I would be most appreciative!! Maybe even producing a banner for the blog instead of the one I have of the willow tree and the sea.
Again, if you have any suggestions, comments, I would love to hear from you.