I am always humbled by requests like this custom brooch for @themamalola. She asked me if I could make her a uterus brooch that she could wear to bring awareness to her condition. She has a large cyst (endometrioma) on her left ovary which causes her a great deal of pain. I was honoured to make this for her.
I've heard stories from so many women who live with pain daily and count my blessings. I used to have very strong cramps that would make me double over and feel nauseous, but they still didn't seem to sound like what other women experience. After having a baby, menstrual cramps felt like flashbacks to labour pain, where again, I was lucky to "have it easy" with no back labour. I've had an IUD for about a year and a half now and my periods (and for the most part, the cramps) have stopped. Something that is nice, but also slightly unsettling for me.
I was surprised with how popular this design is, not only with midwives, but a lot of women... but now it makes perfect sense. It's a very powerful, practically magical, organ and women are strong as all hell for housing it.