My name is Tanya and I am a native New Yorker and I work in real estate. Having Stage IV endometriosis has made me a better person. Sounds insane! but after years of extensive surgeries from thoracic to bowel and bladder, this experience has made me a more brave and compassionate person. I find joy in supporting and encouraging my fellow endo sisters as we experience life with endometriosis and beyond. I’m happy to say that I’ve been mostly pain-free for almost 3 years now. Because of this experience, I’m now free to embark on my IVF journey in the hope to become a mother one day.