I received an email invitation from the Public Service Division online magazine team to be a guest writer for the Challenge e-zine, and I was thrilled to participate because I'm always looking for outlets to write and publish so that I can slowly build up my writing repertoire and experience and continue to grow as a writer, regardless what job I'm in.
One interesting story was in writing this was that initially all the graphics depicted a woman. Because managing stress is a sensitive topic, and already many have associated stress and inability to manage it with women, I emailed to point that out that it is better to have at least a graphic of a man as well. This will better show that everyone faces stress and everyone can manage it. Yes challenging times come to all people, it does not gender discriminate.
I imagined men might avoid clicking on the article if it appeared to be targeted at women, albeit unintentionally. This is a hard lesson I learned from writing my first book and having a man on the cover page. The book has generated a lot more interest among men than women, a mistake I regret.
To my surprise, the editor of the magazine welcomed my feedback (:D) and the designer included a man in the graphics! There you go!
So here it is, check out the cool graphics: