2017 Meme Contest

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2o17 Meme Contest Winners & Entries!

These are the final entries for the 2017 IC Awareness Month Meme contest! We love the creativity that IC patients bring to the front as they talk about IC.

First Place – J. Gosewehr

A meme is supposed to be entertaining, sharable, poignant and ideally educational. Of course, cats are gold when it comes to sharing. This picture is not only adorable but it tugs your heart too. Yes, my mom does use the people box a lot!

Second Place – T. Phillips

What we love about this meme is that it shows an empowered patient fighting back and seeking a second opinion after she was disrespected by a medical care provider. It happens far too many times and now that we know the subtypes of IC, sensitivity is actually real for many patients (IC Subtype 5 – Central Sensitization/Functional Somatic).

Third Place – A. Lucero

One of the key elements of this years campaign is addressing the pain of IC and how patients are often ignored by their care providers, families and friends. The sad reality is that IC pain hurts, in some cases as severely as cancer. Wouldn’t you like to have Darth Vader at your back saying “I find your lack of knowledge about IC disturbing” the next time someone minimizes or disrespects you?


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About the Author:

My Google Profile+ Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. Representing the IC community, she has appeared radio and TV shows including the PBS “Healthy Body Healthy Mind” television series. She serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine and has authored dozens of articles on IC. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app!