My life as a practicing artist changed drastically with the onset of a severe chronic pain condition called vulvodynia. Working in polymer clay and making jewelry was instrumental in helping me to reduce the pain and to heal.
Many women suffer in silence with vulvodynia and similar pain conditions. By sharing my story openly, I want other women with vulvodynia to know they are not alone. I also hope that these women will feel encouraged to share their own stories with vulvodynia and similar pain conditions.
We can only bring about change in the way chronic pain is diagnosed and treated when we overcome our shame and begin to share our stories with the wider world. Read my story.