Wonder Warriors, a Hackney-based charity to offer support to women suffering from endometriosis has launched weekly sessions in Homerton
Hackney Gazette reports that the charity was founded by Liz Coomb to help support women who suffer from endometriosis, a long-term, and very painful disease where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places of the reproductive system, such as the ovaries or fallopian tubes.
Liz, who began Wonder Warriors in February this year, and has been connecting with the ‘endo community’ on Instagram, said: “Wonder Warriors is born from the need to provide powerful and positive experiences that are for, by and with, the endo community – as so often we aren’t listened to, feel isolated and poorly supported.”
She explained that she wasn’t aware she had the condition until she was 28, and found out after an operation to remove a cyst when doctors found that endometriosis had spread widely across her body and that she had had it for 18 years.
Liz has now had multiple surgeries, hormone therapy, and chemical menopause, which the 32-year-old described as ‘a reality horrendous experience’.
It was the support sessions she attended at Homerton hospital that inspired her to start her own support group, but she wanted to use her background in music to incorporate more creativity.
Wonder Warriors’ sessions include relaxation techniques, singing, movement, and talking about experiences in a safe space, and activities to help make attendees feel better about themselves.
“The sessions consist of things which make you feel good about yourself,” said Liz.
“For example, singing helps your mood and boosts your esteem which also helps with biological stuff- it boosts your immune system and helps you to feel less pain.”
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