Amy L. Hogan Amy L. Hogan

When writer Amy L. Hogan isn’t chasing after her two young daughters, she has been busy keeping up with celebrities as an entertainment journalist with 20 years of experience in print and digital media.
Championing women’s health issues is a cause near and dear to her own heart: she developed severe preeclampsia during both of her high-risk pregnancies. Watching her 2-pound micro preemie, born in distress at just 31 weeks, fight for life during a heart-wrenching 48-day NICU stay has inspired her to use her talents to help other women live their best lives. Just don't expect much until after her second mug of black coffee in the morning.

Actress Sophie Monk Reveals Endometriosis Diagnosis

Actress Sophie Monk Reveals Endometriosis Diagnosis

credit: Instagram/SophieMonk Sophie Monk is #1in10. The Australian-born model/actress, who recently hosted the reality dating show Love Island Australia, is using her social media to raise endometriosis awareness and recently revealed her endo…

Tia Mowry Addresses Silence Surrounding Black Women and Endometriosis

Tia Mowry Addresses Silence Surrounding Black Women and Endometriosis

After being diagnosed with endometriosis a decade ago, Tia Mowry-Hardrict admits she has her work cut out for her when it comes to shining a spotlight on the disease, particularly as it relates to black endo women. In a brand-new essay for…

The College Girl's Guide to Endometriosis

The College Girl's Guide to Endometriosis

There's no rulebook on how to balance a full 16-credit course load, a part-time gig, friendships, a slew of first-times, and more all while carrying the burdensome chronic condition of endometriosis around like a 50-pound backpack. That's why…

What Does Endometriosis Feel Like? This Artist Paints a Clear Picture

What Does Endometriosis Feel Like? This Artist Paints a Clear Picture

Blackbirds and butterflies. Flora and fauna. Artist Amanda Adkins turned to nature for inspiration in illustrating what life with endometriosis feels like. "Painting is what I know how to do," she tells The Blossom. "After the first, I kept…

Athletes Who Overcame Endometriosis, PCOS, and Infertility

Athletes Who Overcame Endometriosis, PCOS, and Infertility

Battling with a reproductive disease or mystery infertility can easily feel like a lonely, uphill battle. But it doesn't have to. These inspiring female athletes remind us how strong and resilient we all are and that no matter what, there is…

Why Endometriosis Causes Painful Sex, and What You Can Do About It

Why Endometriosis Causes Painful Sex, and What You Can Do About It

No matter your sexual orientation, living with endometriosis can mean a pain-filled sex life. A 16-yearlong study published in 2017 in Reproductive Sciences reported that two-thirds of women experienced sexual dysfunction, including dyspareunia,…

How Breastfeeding and Pregnancy Affects Endometriosis

How Breastfeeding and Pregnancy Affects Endometriosis

That longstanding urban myth that pregnancy cures endometriosis is just that. A myth. But what's not a myth is the landmark 2017 study by Harvard Medical School researchers, which analyzed data from 72,394 mothers. Of that number, 3,296 had…

It's National Infertility Awareness Week (#NIAW) <br> Here's What You Need to Know Now

It's National Infertility Awareness Week (#NIAW)
Here's What You Need to Know Now

It's a sobering fact that compounds the pain and suffering of killer cramps: endometriosis remains the leading cause of infertility. The two have a few parallels. The myths, stigma, and silence that surrounds endometriosis are also present…

Have Endometriosis and Trying to Conceive Naturally? Read These Amazing Success Stories

Have Endometriosis and Trying to Conceive Naturally? Read These Amazing Success Stories

Yes, it’s true that endometriosis is one of the leading causes of infertility, with one study claiming that at least 25 percent of women who are infertile have the disease. “It creates infertility by blocking and destroying normal…

How to Talk to Your Teen About Endo

How to Talk to Your Teen About Endo

Navigating puberty and first periods are difficult for teen and preteen girls alike. They might not understand that what they're feeling isn't necessarily normal, which is why it's more important than ever to educate all of our girls about…