Gush is a new place for brave beauties with adenomyosis, endometriosis, &/or heavy periods to find resources, information, and community in order to empower their journey to wellness and manage debilitating symptoms better so they can get their life back. Gush features stories from beauties with these conditions and connects them to a broader community.
What is a brave beauty?
A brave beauty keeps on going when nothing works, when she’s so tired and has been to so many doctors. She is changing the world despite having to drag herself out of bed some days (or most days).
Words from a brave beauty Gush writer herself, “Hey lovely, I haven’t forgotten to send through the posts, just been in the hospital to have stuff removed today so hoping to get it done tomorrow for you. Just on so many pain killers this last week haah x”.
How did Gush begin?
Sara Lopez started Gush one day when she wished she brought a box of super plus tampons to work, wished there was someone she could talk to about her gushing heavy period, and wished she could go home and take a nap.
On Sara’s personal journey with adenomyosis and heavy periods, she felt exhausted trying to search for information on these conditions, and wanted to connect with other women who completely understood what she was going through. Gush really came to life with the writers that worked on their posts even after having pelvic surgery the day before.
What is adenomyosis and endometriosis?
Adenomyosis is a condition where endometrial glands appear within the tissues in the muscle of the uterus; symptoms include heavy bleeding and intense pelvic pain. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus causing chronic pelvic pain and many other symptoms. One out of five women have heavy periods, and one in ten women have adenomyosis and/or endometriosis, painful conditions that cause significant negative impact on a woman’s quality of life despite medical treatment.