Safari Yangu Na Endometriosis

Jina langu ni Esther Mbugua – Kimemia. Mimi ni mwandishi na mwanzilishi wa Yellow Endo Flower na The Yellow Flower Initiative. Mashirika haya mawili huelimisha na kuwawezesha wanawake, wasichana na wazazi wao juu ya afya ya hedhi. Kuligunduliwa kwamba nilikuwa na uugua ugonjwa wa Endometriosis nikiwa na miaka 19,hii ni baada ya kuteseka miaka sitaContinue reading “Safari Yangu Na Endometriosis”

31 Days of Endo ~ Tara Langdale-Schmidt

Day 18 🙂 One of the symptoms that Endowarriors may experience is pain during or after sex. The pain can turn a previously enjoyable experience into an emotionally devastating moment. Tara Langdale-Schmidt is an endo warrior who has created a non-surgical intervention for painful sex. Necessity is. She shared her story with Lisa of Bloomin’Continue reading “31 Days of Endo ~ Tara Langdale-Schmidt”

31 Days Of Endo ~ Patricia Anne Young

Day 16 🙂 Everybody’s journey is unique. You have to make a personal decision to fight endometriosis and to remain positive each day. As we face the pain and limitations brought about by endo, we pray that a cure will be found soon. Despite the pain, we are keeping hope alive. Patricia Anne Young firstContinue reading “31 Days Of Endo ~ Patricia Anne Young”

#31 Days Of Endo ~ Elsie Wandera

Pain changes you, and sometimes it births within you a desire to be the change that you want to see. That is the story of Elsie Wandera, our third Endo warrior on this series     Elsie is strong, driven, resilient and passionate. After struggling to get a diagnosis, she chose to speak up about thisContinue reading “#31 Days Of Endo ~ Elsie Wandera”

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”

Misunderstood

‘Who hurt you?’ I asked aloud, referring to my uterus. I was tired of her tantrums. She behaved like an old bitter woman, who was trying to hurt me and cramp my style. Her negative attitude was like a pregnant dark cloud in my bright blue sky. My positive attitude was like the blaring sunshineContinue reading “Misunderstood”

10 Tips On How To Support A Girl Who Has Painful Periods

Hospitality is not for the fainthearted. It takes a special amount of grace to host someone. It’s easy when the boundary lines are in bold and everyone knows whats theirs. When the lines get blurry, the waters become cloudy. For some, hospitality comes naturally. Once you hit puberty, as a woman, your body informs youContinue reading “10 Tips On How To Support A Girl Who Has Painful Periods”

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”