Pain, Pills & Women's Health
Womanhood is not Suffering nor is it Pain
Using poetry, monologues, and artistic visuals, our goal with this film is to provide a nuanced look at the realities of women with sexual and reproductive health issues such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, and infertility. The film follows the journey of one Black, African woman and how the symptom of pelvic pain affects different aspects of her life such as career, relationships, mental health, and emotional state.
Most importantly, it is to show women that it is time to make visible those invisible illnesses and push for solutions.
Watch snippets below.
It is a joy to be a woman and yet most women are plagued by sexual and reproductive health issues often times invisible such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, and uterine fibroids without an understanding from majority of society of what they go through.
Most women are beaten into silence through the shame of stigma and remain so by consciously and unconsciously believing the erroneous idea that womanhood is pain and that to be a woman is to be strong and to suffer silently.
This idea is wrong and it shames women, teaching them that womanhood equates suffering.
Watch the full film below