ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS MONTH

#THISISENDOMETRIOSIS

A SOCIAL CAMPAIGN BORN OUT OF GEORGIE WILEMAN’S PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT BY THE SAME NAME.
STARTED TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ENDOMETRIOSIS, AND THE REPEAT SURGERIES THAT ARE PERFORMED FOR IT. TOO OFTEN THESE OPERATIONS DO NOTHING BUT CAUSE MORE DAMAGE AND PAIN; EXCISION SURGERY AT THE HANDS OF AN ENDOMETRIOSIS SPECIALIST IS CURRENTLY THE GOLD STANDARD TREATMENT FOR THIS DISEASE. THIS SURGERY IS EXPENSIVE, AND USUALLY NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS OR HEALTHCARE SERVICES AROUND THE WORLD. THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
THERE NEEDS TO BE AWARENESS, UNDERSTANDING, AND EDUCATION.
WE NEED TO BE SEEN, WE NEED TO BE HEARD. LET’S MAKE SOME NOISE.

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

  1. DATE EACH SCAR (NO MATTER HOW SMALL) FROM AN ENDOMETRIOSIS RELATED SURGERY WITH PEN, WITH EACH YEAR IT WAS OPENED.

  2. CONNECT YOUR SCARS WITH A SINGLE LINE

  3. TAKE A PICTURE ON WHITE SHEETS, USING NATURAL DAYLIGHT

  4. POST WITH THE HASHTAG #THISISENDOMETRIOSIS

  5. TAG @GEORGIEWILEMAN ON INSTAGRAM SO OTHERS CAN FIND THE FULL PROJECT AND INSTRUCTIONS

 
 

FAQ’S

I HAVEN’T HAD SURGERY FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS, CAN I STILL BE INVOLVED?

YES. PLEASE TAKE A PICTURE OF YOURSELF WITH YOUR HEAT PAD / HOT WATER BOTTLE / ICE PACK INSTEAD

I’VE ONLY HAD ONE SURGERY FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS, CAN I STILL BE INVOLVED?

YES. PLEASE DATE EACH SCAR WITH THE YEAR IT WAS OPENED, AND CONNECT WITH THE SINGLE LINE.

MY SCARS ARE VERY FAINT, CAN I STILL DATE THEM?

YES. DATE EVERY INCISION WITH THE YEAR IT WAS OPENED, NO MATTER HOW SMALL.

BLACK PEN IS NOT SHOWING UP ON MY SKIN, WHAT SHALL I DO?

WE HAVE FOUND THE COLOR PURPLE SHOWS UP BEST ON DARKER SKIN TONES. FEEL FREE TO CHOOSE A COLOR THAT SHOWS UP BEST FOR YOU.

I HAVEN’T GOT WHITE SHEETS.

FEEL FREE TO IMPROVISE WITH WHITE TOWELS OR CLOTHING.