Welcome to Endofound's new publication, The Blossom Letter. The Blossom Letter serves as a patient-centered online space in which we share our creativity, everyday endo advice, personal stories, events, and other contributions from our supporters. We aim to share the many voices of endometriosis and lessen the stigma surrounding this disease by celebrating the beauty of the community. Happy reading!
 
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December 2017
 
 
 

"Explosion” by Rebekka S. Carpenter

Collage of digital photographs

 

I was diagnosed with endo at 19 and have had two surgeries to try and help my pain. Having endometriosis at such a young age has been quite tough on me emotionally and physically. I love photography and its ability to help me cope and feel truly happy, but some days I just can't get out of bed and go out and take new pictures. Thankfully, one of my professors showed me I can take images I already have and turn them into abstract collages. This gave me a new way to be creative when I can't get out of bed. I went on to create a series of these collages which were all made on days my endometriosis kept me in bed. I'm thankful for art and this process to help me cope with this disease.

 

Rebekka S. Carpenter
College Student studying Art and History
Proud Endometriosis Warrior
Lebanon, PA

Instagram: bekka.starr

 
Our e-magazine will serve as a space for artists in the endometriosis community to express their experience living with endo through different media. We are proud to support our community by featuring a new work of art in each publication. Have art you'd like to submit? Email generaladmin@endofound.org
 
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