Crab Walk To The Horizon – Menstrual Health At The Coast

Kadzo, sits at the beach watching the waves rise and crush at her feet. The crabs walk to the distant left, and a part of her wishes that she could follow them to the ends of the horizon. A few weeks ago, she had a death scare. Or at least she thought it was, initially.Continue reading “Crab Walk To The Horizon – Menstrual Health At The Coast”

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”

Invitation To Partner

I could talk about periods all day long. What used to make me cringe and uncomfortable is now what make I have chosen to spend this season of my life talking about and training on. I trained a group of ladies from Moi University a few days ago, and I loved it! There are wayContinue reading “Invitation To Partner”

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”

Let’s Talk About Periods

I had a beautiful period last month. It was a nice shade of red, bright, alive, a good summary that my hormone levels are getting better. It was a shade that I never saw in my teenage years. It made me happy, reminded me of how jolly my little one gets when she sees Elmo.Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Periods”

31 Days of Endo ~ Lyndsay

Day 23 🙂 I am catching up slowly! I hope you’ve had a great Endo awareness month so far. Today we highlight Lyndsay’s story as she shares her journey with Thoracic Endometriosis. Lyndsay shared her story with Lisa on Bloomin’ Uterus in January this year. * Lyndsay was 32 years old when she was diagnosed withContinue reading “31 Days of Endo ~ Lyndsay”

Auntie Flo’s Words of Wisdom

Auntie Flo’ gave me a dose of common sense earlier this year. As she ended her TEN-day visit, which was much longer than she was welcome, she said, ‘Ess, I am the tip of the iceberg. I’m just here to show you what’s going on within.’ I was upset! First, you overstay your welcome, whichContinue reading “Auntie Flo’s Words of Wisdom”

The Kenyan Endo Story: Reshma Maru

It’s difficult to tell the battle a woman is fighting by looking at her. Endo is an invisible force, it is tiny and mighty. It attacks from the inside out, Endo pain is something that all girls would love to live without. There is a resilience, a fire in her eyes, a desire to winContinue reading “The Kenyan Endo Story: Reshma Maru”

Prepping for Auntie Flo’

After many miserable months of barely surviving during my periods, I realized that I could make my experience better by preparing my body in advance. The little changes have had such a huge impact, incorporating certain foods into my diet a week before Ms. Flo’ checks in has proved to be beneficial and made certainContinue reading “Prepping for Auntie Flo’”

Under Wraps

There were certain things that could not be discussed at the table. Menstruation was one of them. It was discussed in the shadows, amidst whispers. Truth seldom lurked in those shadows. That’s how I was convinced that painful periods were normal. I suffered in silence. When I tried to speak up, I was told thatContinue reading “Under Wraps”