It’s @InternationalWomensDay. I can’t believe that in 2017 there are still so many issues surrounding women. From respect to trafficking, it’s crazy to think that women have to deal with so many things in a society that is supposed to be developed.
One of the issues I’ve encountered is #endometriosis. One in every ten women in reproductive age has it. That’s 176 million women in the world, and there is no known cure. I’ve talked to many people with endo and I can’t begin to understand what they go through. What got my attention the most is that since it’s an invisible disease people tend to think that women with endo are faking the symptoms. They hear things like: “get over it”, “it’s in your head”, “it’s normal”, “you’re crazy”. For a disease that makes you feel like they’re pulling barb wire from inside you, that’s not right.
So, I decided to take action. I thought that today would be a good day to announce it and ask you to join this effort. On March 15, we’re launching an international campaign to create awareness about #endo. More than 20 organizations in different countries have joined and we need your help. The problem is not only their pain and their struggle, but that the world doesn’t seem to believe that the problem exists. These women are fighting alone, every day. They’re being judged for not being able to go to work or make it to dinner with their families, because they physically can’t move. So we want to create more awareness. That’s where you come in. We need your help simply by liking and sharing the campaign. The more people know about it, the better.
I want to empower women to make a difference. I want to give you the tools to do it. It’s not about you or me, it’s about reaching more women with endo and offering them support. It could be your sister, your girlfriend, or your Facebook friend. It’s about making a difference in their lives. It’s about telling those women suffering that they are not alone. It’s about showing the world that #endoisreal.
Happy International Women’s Day!