How has sharing your experiences helped both yourself and others going through similar situations?
“For sure it’s been massively cathartic - it’s a mode of healing. I’ve seen from creating GIRLvsCANCER that the sense of community, finding people, like you, that get ‘it’ is paramount. There’s strength in numbers and the more we share and shout the quicker we shift perceptions, tackle taboos and can in a very real way help people who are suffering in silence."
“Though my experience is one of a white cis hetero female in a Western world, this isn’t the only face of womxn’s health that is valid. Stories of womxn who are facing completely different experiences need to be amplified whether that’s race, gender, political or economic - womxn’s health is affected and we should be fighting and shouting about all experiences not just what we are used to seeing. It’s not representative in the slightest.”
Through being vocal about our #wombstories, we can help people everywhere to live fearlessly. Continue exploring, by reading our womb story interview with Candice Braithwaite or by submitting your own.
* The term Womxn is an alternative way to spell woman that is purposely inclusive of transgender, non-binary and non-white women. It is used by some feminists, especially in the intersectional feminist movement, to avoid the spelling of woman that contains and derives from men.