Hi! My name is Grace. I am a 26 year-old momma of twins and am married to an amazing (and super attractive) man. I strive to follow God and share His love that I have found with others. I am a singer, poet, dancer, dichotomous lover of spontaneity and strict planning… and my vagina is messed up.
Yep, you read that right.
My. Vagina. Is. Messed. Up.
Typically when I tell this to people they respond in one of two ways: uncomfortable laughter or shocked, silent embarrassment. Their eyes shift to the side to make sure I wasn’t overheard by anyone else in the room. Sometimes there isn’t anyone else in the room, nevertheless my comment seems to slice the air like a nasty insult. I cannot believe she said that.
Up until I received my diagnosis I probably would have reacted the same way. I mean, who talks about their vagina openly in public? Over the past two years I have realized how hush hush the topic is… and I want to change that.
My goal is to provide a safe space for people who struggle with vulvovaginal pain (specifically Vulvodynia, in my case).
Admittedly, I am selfish in this goal. As a woman who is still on my journey to find relief to my pain, I wanted… needed to process these feelings. It is overwhelming and numbing at times. I work through emotions best by writing and talking about them. The planner/researcher side of me is really looking forward to reading books and interviewing people and becoming more knowledgeable about my body. The spontaneous/minimalist side of me yearns for peace that I am struggling to find.
I am not a professional or really anyone special. Just someone who is willing to be vulnerable. Please be patient with me as we go on this journey together.
[If you are interested in learning more about my faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, click here.]