Souper Star: Katie Hogg From @_EndoHappy #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth
I’ve said it once, and I will continue to say it – one of the most fascinating parts of blogging in this space is having the opportunity to connect with women from around the world who have turned their struggles into advocacy and strength.
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. It is a month dedicated to raising awareness about the struggles of women who suffer (often in silence) with this debilitating disease. It is also a month that women can reach out, connect, share resources, and support one another.
If you begin to connect on social media with women who have Endometriosis (“Endo”, for short) , you’ll most likely get pointed in one of many directions. The first being to the twitter handle@_EndoHappy – an account dedicated to being a positive and inspiring place for women (and girls!) to visit.
Meet Katie Hogg, the creator behind @_EndoHappy
Katie started her account just two months after her Hysterectomy. She credits it as being “without a doubt, the one thing that has helped me through that very difficult time“. Her goal is to give back to others and raise awareness about Endometriosis. Katie says that this has given meaning to the decades of living with the condition.
I had the chance to send her a quick Q&A – thank you Katie for taking the time out to answer a few questions!
What impact has Endometriosis had on your life?
What is most frustrating about having Endometriosis?
The most frustrating thing for me about having Endometriosis is the feeling of a lack of progress in your life, constant periods of sickness, surgery and recovery time result in not much time or energy to achieve anything else.
What do you wish for you, and others who suffer with Endo pain?
What I wish for myself and others in my life with endo pain is that we are treated both mentally and physically for our symptoms, the affects of Endometriosis are so much more than pain, Endometriosis needs to be recognised as a chronic illness!
What do you wish everyone knew about Endometriosis?
What I wish that everybody knew about Endometriosis is that it is both mentally and physically exhausting.
To connect with Katie, be sure to follow her on Twitter @_EndoHappy