January 24, 2018

SHE Media and Champion Gynmast Shannon Miller to Present the Honorees of the Voices of the Year: Health Awards

NEW YORK, NY – January 24, 2018 – SHE Media, formerly SheKnows Media, is a mission-driven digital media company created for and by women with approximately 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and 350 million-plus social media fans and followers, today announced today announced that Shannon Miller, a seven-time Olympic Medalist in gymnastics, will emcee the 2018 Voices of the Year Health Awards at #BlogHer18 Health, Jan. 30-31 in New York City.

The Voices of the Year (#VOTY) Awards, now in its 11th year, celebrates content creators, influencers and advocates whose work serves to be heard, seen and read. Miller will announce the #VOTY Health honorees during the awards ceremony taking place the evening of January 30th at the conference.

Miller is a mother, an author, a dedicated health advocate – and an ovarian cancer survivor. After an unexpected cancer diagnosis and the treatment that followed, she discovered a “new normal” and has leveraged her experience to fuel her passion of empowering and educating women about health and wellness. She’ll share this journey with the audience to kick off the #VOTY Health celebration.

Honorees of the #VOTY Health Awards include:

  • Jessamyn Stanley, an internationally recognized yoga teacher and body positivity advocate, author of Every Body Yoga, and a Fast Company “Most Creative People in Business” honoree, will receive the #VOTY: Health Inspiration Award.

  •  Cleo Wade, an artist, poet and storyteller who has been called “the Millennial Oprah” by New York Magazine and the author of the new book Heart Talk, will receive the #VOTY Award for Heart + Soul.

  •  Singer, songwriter, musician and Harvard student Brynn Elliott will accept a #VOTY Award for Empowerment Through Artistry. She will open the celebration with an acoustic performance of her anthemic single, “Might Not Like Me.”

  •  Daysha Edewi, a former video producer for BuzzFeed, will accept the award for Authenticity for chronicling her incredible weight-loss journey following a 30-day DNA-based diet and fitness plan. 

  •  Jen James, a CrisisTextLine founding supervisor, will receive the Courage Award for her brave, soul-bearing “My Life as a Survivor” article about overcoming her own struggles with suicide.  

  •  Kimberly Zapata, a writer and mental health advocate, will receive the Spotlight Award for her Sunshine Spoils Milk article, in which she points to the death of the Linkin Park front man to destigmatize suicide and reveal just how prevalent the issue is.

 “Congratulations to all of the Voices of the Year Health Awards honorees, who bravely wield their influence and experiences to bring about positive change,” said Samantha Skey, CEO, SHE Media. “Their work makes us feel, think, reflect and want to be part of the solution as it relates to important issues affecting women’s health and wellbeing.”

“It’s an honor to be part of the first ever #VOTY Health Awards which recognize the achievements of women who have used their voice to make a difference,” Shannon Miller remarked. “I’m thrilled to have partnered with TESARO to share my story with ovarian cancer and educate others about an important program called Our Way Forward that provides resources for those facing ovarian cancer and their families.”  

The #VOTY Health Awards are sponsored by TESARO, an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving lives of people facing cancer. 

For more information about the #VOTY Awards, #BlogHer18 Health or to register for the conference, go to http://www.blogher.com/blogher18-health.


About SHE Media

SHE Media is a mission-driven digital media company created by and for women with approximately 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and 350 million-plus social media fans and followers. Our mission is to validate women’s voices and leadership as a unifying force for global good. The SHE Media Partner Network is the leading source for thousands of content creators, offering a diverse portfolio of monetization opportunities and educational materials to help them turn their passions into profit. SHE Media encompasses a family of leading media properties alongside our flagship sites: SheKnows.comSTYLECASTER, and BlogHer, which hosts the world’s leading events for female content creators and entrepreneurs. SHE Media is also the creator of innovative platforms that include: The #Femvertising Awards, which honors the best pro-female advertising each year; Hatch, a resource for parents featuring kid-generated content; and The Pitch, a live event series for women entrepreneurs.

Part of Penske Media Corporation (PMC), SHE Media is based in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Scottsdale, Ariz. Follow SHE Media on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:

Jenni Ottum     
Sr. Director, Public Relations          
SHE Media