Although pelvic pain and menstrual pain conditions can effect people from all different age groups, these invisible illnesses are severely under-researched. Many people who experience these symptoms are not taken seriously by medical professionals.
On Thursday October 20th from 6pm, the One Woman Project will be hosting a speaker night aimed at raising awareness about these conditions, and discussing how social attitudes impact on the experience of those who experience these kinds of symptoms.
Published writer, teacher and feminist Emma Di Bernardo is going to talk about about the inherent sexism and silence surrounding treatment of pelvic, menstrual and genital pain conditions.
This event is open to people of all genders.
In order to account for catering, please register your attendance through our Eventbrite link.
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Emma Di Bernardo is a young adult writer from Queensland, Australia. She works full time in her dream career as a special education and secondary teacher while writing when she can. She is passionate about disability and chronic pain advocacy, queer youth and mental health awareness.
Emma’s non-fiction work has been published at Disability in Kidlit and the Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies. She was the editor of the University of Queensland’s Women’s Collective’s independent zine ‘Wom*news’ for three years. In 2014, Emma participated in the One Woman Project, giving a seminar entitled ‘Whitewashing Katniss Everdeen,’ exploring race in the book to film adaptation of The Hunger Games trilogy.