There are 200 million endometriosis stories out there just waiting to be told. What's yours? One woman recounts her combined 22 hours of endo surgery, while another confides endo silently killed her kidney, further driving home the urgent need for awareness. A Girl Scout shares her noble mission to teach others about pelvic pain, and EndoFound's Everyday Hero campaign launches with fun, new ways to give back to the endo community. Happy reading!
 
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August 2018
 
 
 

Ebony N. Johnson 

Baltimore, MD

"Endo In Wildflowers"

Photography, 2018

Artist and Bodypainter: Lauresepaintz

 

"Wildflowers grow everywhere, and there are so many of us endo women, you just never know when you'll meet one," Ebony Johnson explains of the title of her portrait. The body paint, which showcases a yellow ribbon, the universal symbol of endometriosis, only took 30 minutes to complete, and finding inspiration for the photo shoot was a cinch. "Endometriosis and its sidekick's depression and anxiety took over my 20s," she explains. "I covered up as if endo was on the outside." Here, just days shy of her 30th birthday in March, "I ended my 20s showing the world what endo looks like!"

 
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