The month of April brought spring showers—and a downpour of incredible stories from fearless and fierce endo women. Ahead, you'll find an exclusive interview with Julianne Hough who reveals her family plans with husband Brooks Laich, an endo woman who triumphed over four lung collapses and years of misdiagnoses, and a woman who ran The Boston Marathon—one week after being hospitalized for a flare-up. Happy reading!
 
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Hunter Cole 

Chicago, IL

Endometriosis Almost Killed Me"

Mixed Media, 2015

 

What does endometriosis pain look like? Artist Hunter Cole shows us the answer with her unforgettable artwork. The vivid piece "combines photographs of myself, micrographs of endometrial cells, words and drawings related to my experience," she shares. Finding inspiration for her creation was easy. "One of my ovaries became a large chocolate-filled cyst. The cyst was at risk of bursting and causing death due to internal bleeding." Surgeons removed the ovary, salvaged the other and her uterus." Now that she's on the other side of that nightmare, "I am working on series of portraits of women with endometriosis," she adds.

 
Each month we feature a work of endo-related art from our community. Have art you would like to submit for The Blossom? Email generaladmin@endofound.org
 
 
 
Julianne Hough Won’t Let Endometriosis Stop Her From Having a Family With Brooks Laich: “We’ve Discussed Options”
Julianne Hough Won’t Let Endometriosis Stop Her From Having a Family With Brooks Laich: “We’ve Discussed Options”
Julianne Hough reveals her plans for a family and how she's feeling after her endometriosis surgery last December
Your Doctor Diagnosed You With Infertility, Now What?
Your Doctor Diagnosed You With Infertility, Now What?
For women who have been diagnosed with endometriosis and infertility and wish to become a mother, there are still options to choose from
 After Four Lung Collapses, Finally an Endometriosis Diagnosis
After Four Lung Collapses, Finally an Endometriosis Diagnosis
When I finally saw Dr. Seckin, he told me I had Stage IV Endometriosis, but if there were a Stage V or VI, ‘That would be you.’
She Was Hospitalized for Endometriosis—and Ran <br> the Boston Marathon One Week Later
She Was Hospitalized for Endometriosis—and Ran the Boston Marathon One Week Later
It was a very stressful week, obviously. I kept thinking, The timing of this is impossible, says Katherine Nyholm
Flow: The Story of How I Came to Terms <br> With Unwanted Childlessness
Flow: The Story of how I Came to Terms With Unwanted Childlessness
Belgian author Lief Achten reveals her lifelong struggle with infertility and shares an exclusive excerpt from her novel, Flow.
 
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