Life with Endo

Ep99: Endometriosis Care – A Chat with Olivia Nwankudu, Founder/Executive Director of ESIF

Olivia Nwankudu (she/her) is an endometriosis advocate and Founder of EndoSurvivors International Foundation (ESIF); a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness about endometriosis, educating the public about endometriosis, and supporting endometriosis patients in Nigeria. ESIF is also committed to reducing period poverty and improving school retention through the free distribution of sanitary pads to school…

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Ep98: Identifying as Disabled

We continue our series on disability by talking about identifying as disabled with endometriosis, internalized ableism, invisible or non-apparent disability, the social vs the medical model of disability, and language around disability. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! SUPPORT US by buying…

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Ep96: The Psychological Toll of Medical Gaslighting

We talk about some common examples of medical gaslighting that we may have heard from our doctors, and delve into the psychological toll it can take on us. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! SUPPORT US by buying us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/insixteenyears

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Ep94: The Medical vs Social Model of Disability. Part 2

We talk about the medical and the social model of disability, and our thoughts on how it applies to endometriosis and chronic illness in general. These 2 models, which we explained about in episode 93, are just 2 ways of many to look at disability. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE…

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Ep93: The Medical vs Social Model of Disability. Part 1

Like all things in life, there are many perspectives and ways of looking at disability and the social, political, cultural, and economic factors that define it. Two of the main models are the social model and the medical model, which we have a general discussion about today. We will take a deeper dive into the…

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Ep89: Endometriosis and Disability

We break down the definition of disability under the ADA or the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as mention the WHO criteria. We also discuss dynamic as well as “invisible” or non-apparent disability. This is the first episode in a series we are doing on disability. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES:…

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Ep87: Acceptance, DBT, and Endometriosis – A Chat with Maggie Bowyer. Part 2

Today we continue our chat on DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) with Maggie Bowyer (they/them), by talking about interpersonal skills – what we’ve learned and are each working on. Maggie is also the author of several poetry collections including When I Bleed: Poems about Endometriosis and Ungodly. INSTAGRAM: @maggie.writes TWITTER: maggiebow98 WEBSITE: www.maggiebowyer.com EMAIL: Bowyermag@gmail.com

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Ep85: Three Years Post Excision – Amy’s Update

It’s been 3.5 years since Amy had excision. She talks about what excision helped with and what she is still working on, as well as the lessons she took away post-excision about endo and overall healing. She also shares the advice she would give to her younger self. AMY’S BOOK: Finding Peace with a Devastating…

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Ep79: Ordinary Courage

With endo and chronic illness, it can feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or downright scary to ask for help, set boundaries, or do what we need to take care of ourselves in public situations (example: using a standing desk at the office or bringing our own meal to a catered event). We talk about the concept of…

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Ep77: Finding Meaning

We discuss finding meaning in our lives. What gives us meaning? Why is meaning important? How can we find more time for the things that give us joy? AMY’S BOOK: Finding Peace with a Devastating Disease, by Amy Corfeli. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or…

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