It's Endometriosis Awareness Week and I have the honor and privilege to share the stories of other women who live with this disease over at my blog Educational Anarchy for 7 whole days!
Today I'm so excited and honored to be sharing my cousin Michelle's story with all of you. She will never, ever truly understand what a blessing she is to me as I make this journey, too.
Michelle's story is about education, advocacy, awareness, and being kind not only to yourself, but to those around you.
"My life has revolved around endometriosis for quite some time, both professionally and personally. It changed the course of my entire being — in some bad ways, and in some really great ways. I would not be where I am now or have met the incredible women and professionals I have the privilege of collaborating with. I'm well (for now), after my long and difficult journey. Still, too many others are not well, and so for them, I fight onward.
Another reason why I chose to share my story is that there is a serious lack of education, funding and physicians that know how to properly treat this disease. If I can reach just one person by sharing my story, I feel like I have accomplished something."