One in Ten

Look around you right now. How many women can you see? I’m on the tube, and I can see maybe 30 other women (yes, the London tubes are super crowded, it’s a problem). Statistically there will be three women on this tube with endometriosis. There are ninety flats in my block, with an average occupancy […]

2018: My Year in Review

To say that 2018 was a challenging year for me would be one hell of an understatement. At many times it felt like the worst of my 24 years, that being said, I also experienced some of the best parts of my life. So here it is, the good, the bad and everything in between. […]

All About Livia

With a tagline of ‘the off switch for menstrual pain’ it’s not surprising that many of us with endometriosis had our interests peaked. I reached out to the people behind Livia to find out more information about this seemingly miraculous device, and to gauge whether it was too good to be true. My questions to […]

The Role of Online Support

In an age where the majority of people are willing to share their entire life story online, without a second thought about content (is it appropriate?) and audience (are they actually interested?) there is still one area of people’s lives that most seem unwilling to share freely – health. This is understandable. Medical details can […]

The day after World Mental Health Day

Today is October 11th, and there isn’t much notable about this day, except that it’s the day after World Mental Health day. And while many people who yesterday were sharing messages of support and talking about how we should end the stigma of mental health have gone back to their daily lives, there are still […]

My first endo support group

Last night I attended my first Endometriosis UK support group. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, having never been to any form of support group before, but I was fairly sceptical about it. (I guess spending seven years being told your pain isn’t real makes you see most things from a sceptical point […]

Travelling with Endometriosis

You’re off on holiday, not due for a flare up, you’re body is in a pretty predictable rhythm and you’re really looking forward to enjoying your trip. Sods law – you’ll get a flare up. I always try to be as prepared as possible, so that if a flare up does happen, I can still […]