Now that I got your attention, I want to quickly touch base on a subject that not many people talk about but that NEEDS to be acknowledged. Last month I was diagnosed with endometriosis.💡Quick biology class: endometriosis is a painful disease that touches 10% of the female population and very often goes unnoticed for many years. It is a condition where cells from the uterus migrate outside of it and spread, similarly to metastatic cancer cells. It can affect your surrounding organs, produce scar tissue and cysts and lead to infertility. Each month this tissue starts to bleed and has no way out, so with every period the condition worsens. It is said to be incurable as well.
My whole life I’ve suffered from painful periods, to the point where I couln’t go to school or work and had to stay in bed for days, to this day my body still faints from the intensity of the pain. It truly affected my life being in excruciating pain for a week every 3-4 weeks. I just thought I had a lot of pain during my periods, I had never even heard of endometriosis until a few months ago nor did I think I could actually be affected by it! See this is where it gets interesting. I had never heard of this illness before and most of the people I know haven’t either or believe endometriosis just equals painful periods. Let that sink in for a minute. If 10% of women have endometriosis but no one is educated about this illness, doesn’t that show us that this needs to be talked about more? That we need to raise awareness on something that is still so taboo because it touches female reproductive organs and periods? Why is it so taboo to have a woman bleed? Why do women get uncomfortable talking about it and why do men most of the time don’t even know what’s going on when we’re on it? Nature made us this way, so let’s embrace it and reconnect with ourselves, our bodies, our femininity.🌱🌺The change starts with us, with every single one of us. It is in supporting each other as women that we will truly make a difference in society and that things will get moving. 🌹.... (to be continued in my following post)
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