Welcome to this space I call ProJect Endo. Why is raising awareness to important to me?
For as long as I could remember, becoming a 'real' woman was a liberating feeling, like WOW! - I have my period! Now I know what other girls are going through and when i'm older I can have children! Little did I, along with 1 out of 10 women know that from then on, there would be complications with our day to day lives. There is still so much all of us don't know about Endometriosis, how it is caused, we have yet to find a cure for this chronic disease and it's my plan to get it so well recognised that more specialists can help women who are still yet to be diagnosed and get the government on our side. Let's help END endo and the struggles that come with it. Do you know it takes an average of ten years to be diagnosed with Endo? TEN long years. Why does this take so long? Why aren't we talking about this more?! This is where I come in. With the power of photography and working with strong and courageous women, here's the first step of trying to get this illness recognised.
Down below are the stories of heroines and their encounters.....
(Just to add, this story is quite dear to me especially as Bel wanted to share the spot in front of the camera with her beautiful boy Blake, and you'll know why as you read through her story..... )
For many women, they don't get the chance to express themselves in this way, feeling confident and not ashamed to communicate their battles with a chronic disease yet to be recognised by many GP's. It makes months and years of battling someone to believe you, and an umpteen amount of cash to fuel your own campaign. My intentions of this project is to get this so well recognised that we, and the millions of women still to be diagnosed get recognition and a chance to finally get the help we deserve without begging for it. If you suffer from Endo, PCOS, or anything similar to this....(even pre-diagnosis!!), please get in touch. I want to hear your story, it was meant to be heard.