Strands of Genius: OneLook, The Pink Lemonade, Digital Therapeutics
Guest curated by Ilyssa Berger Wilson
This year we’re aiming to highlight 50 creative thinkers that have inspired us, by giving them the opportunity to guest curate this newsletter, Strands of Genius. Ilyssa is the SVP, Associate Creative Director at Patients & Purpose.
:: A BIT MORE ABOUT GUEST CURATOR, ILYSSA BERGER WILSON ::
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Patients & Purpose
When Ashley asked me to be a guest curator several months ago, I asked her if my turn could wait until October. You see, I work in healthcare advertising, and I had only just started working on a pro-bono project that I'm super excited about. There was no way I could possibly write about myself without sharing my passion project with you.
Sure, I could have told you that I used to sing in performances at shopping malls. I could have mentioned my love for cardio dance fitness, even though I have no talent. But why embarrass myself?
So instead, I waited. I waited until the campaign launched, and I could finally talk about it! The #PowerAPeriod campaign aims to educate people that period poverty (the lack of access to menstrual supplies) is happening in our backyards while raising funds for 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. Check it out at PowerAPeriod.org.
Editor’s Note (Rosie): Ilyssa and I went to high school together back in the day — Shout out to our alma mater University School of Nashville, where Jad Abumrad, host of Radiolab also went to school! I’m so happy to have her guest curating today and thrilled to learn about the work she’s doing to help end period poverty. I hope you’ll join me in supporting the #PowerAPeriod campaign. Thanks so much for sharing today, Ilyssa! Hope our paths cross again soon!
:: THE LINKS ::
ONELOOK DICTIONARY SEARCH
Have you ever wished you could find a word that relates to "power" and starts with the letters "b" or "j" or "ma?" Well, you're in luck. This website is a dictionary and thesaurus on steroids. (OneLook)
THE PINK LEMONADE
When I am working with my art partner trying to come up with our next big idea, I never know what inspiration may spark something. The Pink Lemonade is one of my favorite places to look for that inspo. The art they share is visual and thought-provoking. Plus it's from all different artists, who you can then follow and go down the rabbit hole. Follow them for a little creative inspiration. (Instagram)
In the ever-changing world of technology, it's no surprise that it is making its way into healthcare. I'm not talking about wearables. I'm talking about a legit pill that contains software. But if that freaks you out, we are still a long way off. Check out this article about the challenges this technology will face in the future. (Mobi Health News)
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:: AND NOW… SOME FAST FAVORITES ::
:: Game :: Bananagrams
:: City :: Queenstown, NZ
:: Book :: The Husband's Secret
:: MAIZEY ::
Ilyssa's dog, Maizey. Because who doesn't love a puppy pic?
Nice meeting y'all!
Ilyssa Berger Wilson
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