Asking the Why?
"Why? Well, it goes without saying that I am crazy, but primarily it is to use it as a platform to raise awareness of Endometriosis and encourage women and girls to have their cervical smear tests.
To the outside world, it would appear that I have a pretty cool life and have been successful. They wouldn't be wrong, but what people don't see are the hurdles and daily challenges I have often faced along the way. From a very young age, I have had many gynaecological problems. I have suffered from endometriosis, adenomyosis, multiple fibroids and more recently found out that I had early-stage cervical cancer – all of which have culminated in me having a full abdominal hysterectomy at the age of 35.
Endometriosis is a debilitating condition that affects 1 in 10 women in the UK, yet many people have never heard of it. Cervical Cancer can be detected and often prevented with a smear test, yet 1 out of 5 women do not attend their cervical screening. This is scary reading, but the reality is, I was one of these people! I hope that by sharing my journey, that people will help me raise awareness and reduce these statistics."