Welcome to our Mighty community. We’re so happy you’ve decided to share your story with us.
If you are a returning contributor, click here to go to the MVP.
If you are a first-time contributor, sign up to submit your story here. But first, please read below:
- Take a look at our guidelines for contributing writers.
- Take a look at our monthly blogging prompts (below).
- Include at least one photo with each post. If you’d prefer we use a stock image, let us know.
- If you’d like to submit a video, please follow these instructions.
- Include a brief bio (1-4 sentences) and a photo for your profile. You will be prompted to do this during the sign-up process.
- Include your home address if you’re comfortable with that. (Occasionally we like to send things to our contributors. We won’t share or sell this without your permission.)
- We also accept previously published blog posts. In this case, please include the link as well as the entire story (and let us know that you retain author rights over this story and the ability to publish it elsewhere).
- Send all questions to [email protected].
- If you are already a contributor, please go to the Mighty Voices Portal (MVP) and log in to submit a story.
- Still have questions? Check out our FAQ.
Please note that we do edit stories and their titles for length, clarity and our own editorial guidelines. For example, this might mean your title will be changed or certain language will be removed. If we feel we’ve made significant enough changes or altered your original tone, we’ll run it by you first. We never want to misrepresent your voice or message.
If your story is published on our site, it may be republished in full with your byline on a reputable Mighty partner site, such as The Huffington Post or Yahoo.
Also, unfortunately, we can’t publish every story or blog post that we receive on The Mighty. Please don’t take us turning down a story as us saying your stories don’t have value. We have a small editorial team currently, but we hope to one day have a spot for every story we receive on the site. Your stories have so much value.
February Blogging Prompts
**These are just ideas if you’re looking for some writing inspiration.
We accept submissions within all topics!**
1. Share a photo of a symptom of your condition that people are surprised to hear about or that you never expected to experience. Write what it feels like to have this symptom. If it is an “invisible” symptom, you can still share a photo! Speak to how your symptom feels and how its “invisibility” affects you and your interactions.
2. Is there an everyday task made more difficult by your condition? If you need to still do this task, how do you get it done? If you have figured out life without this task, or realized it wasn’t as important as you once thought, tell us about that realization.
3. Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, love is on everyone’s minds this month, so let’s talk about it. Describe a moment related to your health when someone showed you great love — this can be romantic or platonic, between strangers, friends, even with a medical professional. Any moment of love counts. Tell us about this interaction and why you feel the rest of the world should know about it.
4. Have you ever had the (usually unpleasant) experience of overhearing a comment about your or a loved one’s health? Did you respond? If not, what would you say to that person. (Please keep these constructive!) If you’ve ever overheard a positive comment that stuck with you, share that, and tell us how it made you feel.
5. We get a lot of questions from readers about sex and intimacy, so we thought, since it’s February, we’d come up with a writing prompt to help answer them: Has your diagnosis affected your sex life — for better or for worse? How do you navigate sex with a condition like yours? Use a moment to illustrate the way your health and your sex life affect each other.
6. It’s Black History Month, and while we work to have more representation on the site year-round, for February, we’re doing more outreach for stories that speak to what it’s like to experience a health journey as a Black person. Write about your own experience, and mark your submission as “Timely.”
Thank you for sharing your story with The Mighty!
We’re humbled to have you with us.