Hi, I’m Shannon.
I’m a filmmaker, lawyer and activist. I’m a wife, a mother, and a daughter.
I’m also a person who has lived with endometriosis most of my life. This means countless doctors and tests. It means debilitating pain. It means multiple drugs, repeated surgeries and devastating miscarriages.
I searched for answers – for years. When I realized the medical system didn’t have easy answers for endometriosis, I began to investigate more deeply and what I found was astonishing.
Endometriosis is a perfect, awful storm of so many things – societal taboos, gender bias, uninformed doctors and the undeniable impact of commercial interests on our healthcare.
The goal of this patient-led, patient-first movement is to change that. From films and widespread awareness campaigns to accurate educational tools for healthcare providers and collaborations with lawmakers to change policy and generate research funding – we are reshaping the status quo.
Together, we can break the cycle.