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”

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”

#31 Days Of Endo ~ Reshma Maru

Day 8:) Happy International Women’s Day. We continue to share our stories and raise our voices as we #pressforprogress. 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 allContinue reading “#31 Days Of Endo ~ Reshma Maru”

#31 Days Of Endo ~ Kawira Rweria

Day 6 🙂 Invisible pain results in invisible battles. Behind the smiles are scars that cannot be seen, unless you use a laparoscope. Kawira Rweria is a bubbly warrior, who I e-met (can we take a moment and thank the Lord for the internet) last year at one of her lowest moments. Seeing her smileContinue reading “#31 Days Of Endo ~ Kawira Rweria”

Endo Prayers: Missing Out On Opportunities

Dear Lord, My heart is heavy, burdened by the weight of all the opportunities that I have had to say ‘No’ to because of the pain and discomfort. Many times I am willing to take up great projects but my energy levels fail me. The pain overwhelms me. I fail myself. Please help to beContinue reading “Endo Prayers: Missing Out On Opportunities”

Endo Prayers: I Feel Misunderstood

Dear Lord, This is hard. My tears have become my food and I feel as though I am falling apart. The pain is not only during my periods but all through my cycle and I do not know how to explain it to those around me. Though I look okay on the outside, I am cavingContinue reading “Endo Prayers: I Feel Misunderstood”

Stories Wanted!

Never underestimate the power of a story. It has the power to transport, transform, reassure and encourage. This March,  I would like to share an Endo story every day to help raise awareness for Endometriosis. Let us show the world that you do not have to look a certain way to have Endo. That theContinue reading “Stories Wanted!”

Yellow Flower Mail

The cold floor and I were once good friends, not by chance but as a result of circumstances. When Auntie Flo’ checked in, the pain would overwhelm me and the cold floor was my happy place. The pain felt like a furnace was in my belly, the painkillers seemed like drops of water trying toContinue reading “Yellow Flower Mail”