When It Floods – Endometriosis & Heavy Flow

Big girls wear diapers too. My girls talk a lot about diapers, my little one is potty training herself. No, really, she woke up one day thia6 week and declared that she was a big girl who didn’t need to wear diapers.  So she graduated to knickers when we are home, this isn’t without accidentsContinue reading “When It Floods – Endometriosis & Heavy Flow”

A Conversation About Menstruation – MHDay2018

When we take away the shame that surrounds menstruation, girls and women will truly be able to walk in freedom. Being born with a uterus should not be a disadvantage. Being born with a uterus should not stagnate your dreams. Being born with a uterus should not make you spend time away from school orContinue reading “A Conversation About Menstruation – MHDay2018”

Endo Prayer: When I Feel Overwhelmed

There’s a dark valley that the Endo journey plummeted me into. In that space, I have struggled to keep hope alive, stay positive and pray. I’m not where I used to be, but because I know no-one is immune to the darkness and the feelings and thoughts that come when in that place, I willContinue reading “Endo Prayer: When I Feel Overwhelmed”

5 Ways You Can Support An EndoWarrior

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women. This means, if you know 10 women, you know Endometriosis. The fact that it’s an invisible disease makes it difficult for women to get diagnosis and for people to relate with her and the pain. Because of the nature of the disease, and the societal norms, women find itContinue reading “5 Ways You Can Support An EndoWarrior”

The Diary Of A Kenyan Endo Warrior: Period Shaming

  Dear Diary, My heart is heavy. Thinking about my periods as a teenager has brought tears to my eyes. When my periods became painful I heard all manner of comments from other women about how I should suck it up and put my brave face on. “No one needs to know you are onContinue reading “The Diary Of A Kenyan Endo Warrior: Period Shaming”

Calling All Endo Warriors in +254

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. This March, we have an opportunity to wear a touch of yellow daily and share something with our circles about Endometriosis. The information we share could change a girls life and save her from living in shame and silence. Let us make this invisible disease, visible and audible. Talk, postContinue reading “Calling All Endo Warriors in +254”

#TheKenyanEndoStory: Elsie Wandera

The second Kenyan Endo warrior sharing her story with us is Elsie Wandera. Hers is a story of pain, hope and sisterhood. After struggling to get a diagnosis, she vowed to help other women know that they do not have to suffer in silence, and they do not have to walk alone. She is theContinue reading “#TheKenyanEndoStory: Elsie Wandera”

Endo Pain Management Tips

Endometriosis is unique. Two women can suffer from Endometriosis but exhibit different symptoms and experience different levels of pain. What is universal though is, Endo sucks. I’m yet to meet a woman who thinks having Endometriosis is plain exciting and exhilarating. If anything, it takes out the light from aspects of life. Pain has aContinue reading “Endo Pain Management Tips”

When Sex Hurts #TheKenyanEndoStory

Sex is supposed to be synonymous with pleasure. Sometimes, it is not, and pain takes the place of pleasure. Over time, it is possible for this to strain a marriage.¬†One of the symptoms of Endometriosis is pain during or after sex. Pain during sex is seldom talked about and many women and marriages are sufferingContinue reading “When Sex Hurts #TheKenyanEndoStory”

#TheKenyanEndoStory : Nurah Palesa

  The first Kenyan Endo warrior sharing her story with us is Nurah Palesa. Hers is a story of pain, despair, strength, courage and hope. Before I turned 10, the year that pain became the filter to which I would see life, I was eagerly awaiting my periods. I looked forward to it like aContinue reading “#TheKenyanEndoStory : Nurah Palesa”