Endo Black Spotlight: Donea Harrison
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by Endo Black Incorporated
1w ago
By Arielle Dance & Troy Wynne As a teenager, Donae Harrison suffered from unbearable periods. She tried to find out what was wrong after constantly throwing up and being crippled by pain. It was difficult to explain her symptoms to her parents and her doctors — they all assumed it was just regular period pain. She admits that she had a difficult time explaining her symptoms to medical providers and getting a clear diagnosis. Now, as a young adult, Donae feels more confident seeking care and expressing herself at medical appointments. Joining the Surrendo Youth Advisory Committee taught he ..read more
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Endo Black Spotlight: Crystal Latimer
Endo Black
by Endo Black Incorporated
1M ago
By Troy Wynne Crystal (she/her) first noticed unusually severe period pain in 2016 and like many others, her pain was ignored. Despite being written off as “normal” by her first doctor, Crystal was lucky to have a mother who advocated on her behalf, informed by her own battle with endometriosis. Crystal and her mother then sought out a female doctor, in hopes of being treated with more urgency and attentiveness, but unfortunately, was not believed again.  Fast forward to 2019, Crystal experienced a terrifying ordeal of heavy bleeding for two weeks, with large clotting and severe pain that ..read more
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Historic Reintroduction of Endometriosis CARE Act Marks Milestone in Fight Against Endometriosis
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by Endo Black Incorporated
1M ago
Washington, D.C. - May 23, 2024 - Yesterday, a historic moment unfolded at the U.S. Capitol as the Endometriosis CARE Act was reintroduced, signifying a huge step forward in addressing the challenges faced by individuals living with and impacted by endometriosis. Led by Congresswoman Nikema Williams and supported by a the Endometriosis Cacus including Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, Rep. Lauren Underwood, and Rep. Alma Adams, this critical legislation aims to confront the urgent need for increased research funding dedicated to endometriosis. Originally introduced to the House in 2022 by Illinoi ..read more
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Endometriosis and Mental Health: A Double Burden
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by Endo Black Incorporated
2M ago
by Nicholle Igbinyemi The impact of endometriosis on mental health is profound. Studies have shown that individuals with endometriosis often report higher levels of anxiety, depression, and psychoticism compared to those without the condition. A significant contributing factor to this is the chronic pain associated with endometriosis, particularly Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP), a nonmalignant pain perceived in pelvic areas which persists or recurs over a period of at least 6 months. Interestingly, the severity of pelvic pain does not always correlate with the stage of endometriosis, meaning even t ..read more
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Breaking Barriers: Brittany Brown's Journey from the Track to Women's Health Advocacy
Endo Black
by Endo Black Incorporated
2M ago
Breaking Barriers: Brittany Brown's Journey from the Track to Women's Health Advocacy Brittany Brown, renowned sprinter and World Silver Medalist, is not just breaking records on the track but also breaking barriers in women's health advocacy. In a recent conversation with Endo Black, Inc., Brittany shared her journey of resilience, from grappling with her endometriosis diagnosis to championing for women's health empowerment. "I shed a few tears in the doctor's office," Brittany recalls of the moment she received her endometriosis diagnosis. Despite suspicions, the confirmation brought both re ..read more
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EndoBlack Spotlight: Amy Peerman
Endo Black
by Endo Black Incorporated
2M ago
By Arielle Dance Amy Peerman (she/her) was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 21. After witnessing her mother suffer with endometriosis, Amy and her mother recognized the symptoms as early as her first period. When she had her first surgery, she didn’t feel the relief she’d hoped for. The surgery seemed pointless and useless landing her back in the operating room just six months later.  Now, with five surgeries under her belt, Amy feels like she’s just getting by. Her pain isn’t at it’s worst but she can feel it amping up again. She does not want to continue to have surgeries or take hor ..read more
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Endo Black, Inc. to Host Second MLK Day of Service Event
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by Lauren Kornegay
6M ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Empowering Change: Endo Black, Inc. to Host MLK Day of Service Event [Capitol Heights, MD, January 9, 2024] - Endo Black, Incorporated, a leading advocate for African American women and women of color affected by endometriosis, is excited to announce its 2nd MLK Day of Service event on January 21, 2024. This year, the organization is partnering with local communities to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy through a day of impactful service and advocacy. In collaboration with Target and the Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporate ..read more
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SWHR Working Group Members Meet with Lawmakers on Capitol Hill
Endo Black
by Endo Black Incorporated
7M ago
On Monday, September 11, as part of the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) Endometriosis Education Working Group two-day roundtable in Washington, D.C., participants hit the halls of Congress to meet with federal policymakers. Their meetings centered on educating policymakers about endometriosis and their message: prioritize endometriosis research funding. SWHR’s Endometriosis Education Working Group includes interdisciplinary, inter-sector experts, including clinicians, researchers, policy thought leaders, and patients and patient advocates. Working Group members drew on their p ..read more
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Void
Endo Black
by Endo Black Incorporated
7M ago
By Sophia Upshaw Navigating a chronic diagnosis and finding comfort in Hawaiian macaroni salad The nurse handed me a cold, plastic bowl that resembled a cowboy hat with measurements marked on the side. There was a whiteboard on the wall of my hospital room with a checklist of steps I needed to achieve before being discharged. Eating and drinking was comparably a breeze, even as the saltine crackers stuck to the walls of my throat, which felt like sandpaper after being intubated. The pain was surprisingly tolerable thanks to the opiates coursing through my IV. The only challenge between these t ..read more
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Empower Endo Black, Inc.: How Your Support Can Make a Difference
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by Lauren Kornegay
1y ago
By Lauren R. Kornnegay As I reflect on the many roles I fulfill within Endo Black, Inc., I am reminded of the tremendous effort it takes to keep our organization thriving. Since 2019, I have taken on diverse responsibilities as Executive Director, Marketing Strategist, Website Designer, Content Creator, Writer, Project Coordinator, Scheduler, Volunteer Coordinator, Donor Relations Manager, Fundraising Manager, Public Relations Manager, Grant Writer, Social Media Coordinator, Community Engagement Coordinator, Human Resource, and more. And even now, I am tackling new challenges and opportunitie ..read more
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