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 email it to [email protected]
- 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 MSN 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.
August Blogging Prompts
**These are just ideas if you’re looking for some writing inspiration.
We accept submissions within all topics!**
1. Describe a moment from childhood that affects how you view your health condition or disability today. Why does this moment stick out, and what did you take away from it, good or bad? If this is a negative memory, how do you combat its effects as an adult?
2. Have you heard your or your loved one’s condition described in a way you don’t love? This could be a label, adjective, medical description, etc. Why doesn’t this reflect your reality with your condition?
3. Back-to-school is around the corner (ah!), and if you or a loved one has a health condition, you may have to prep for things your able-bodied peers don’t. Create a back-to-school checklist for someone with your condition. Include what year of school this checklist is best applicable for and how these tools or pieces of advice could help you or someone like you.
4. Sometimes, even when dealing with heavy diagnoses, people in our community look for a bit of silliness, even if it lasts just a day. If you could create one of those fun, random holidays (like National Popcorn Day, National Best Friend Day, etc.) but relate it to your condition, what would you pick? Why would this be fun and inclusive for people in your community?
5. Does your or your loved one’s condition affect your relationship with someone in your life (a partner, friend, family member, child, etc.)? If you are comfortable, interview this person. Have them tell you the questions they have for you, and if possible, provide answers. In your piece, share part of this conversation (with this person’s permission!), and reflect on what the experience was like.
If you are uncomfortable or unable to interview your loved one, create an imaginary conversation with this person. Explain to them what you want them to understand about your condition and how it affects your relationship. Note: Per our privacy guidelines, please do not include personal details about your interviewee without their permission.
Thank you for sharing your story with The Mighty!
We’re humbled to have you with us.