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Ciru Muriuki: My Endometriosis Journey


Long ago, women never openly shared their experiences about their periods; whatever you went through, you went through it alone – or with your doctor if you were lucky. So if you had a problem, such as having extremely painful menses, you most likely didn’t know it was a problem and if you did, you didn’t know where to get help.

But today, we are having more conversations about periods -the goods, the bads and the in-between. These conversations are letting us know about the suffering that many women go through during ‘that time of the month’, and how we can help such women -our daughters, our sisters, our friends, colleagues, nieces, aunts, cousins….


Ciru Muriuki, a Kenyan journalist, is a woman who is openly talking about her menstruation experiences, and more so, how it has been decades of excruciating pain for her whenever her period comes by. She has a condition known as endometriosis. Watch her share her experiences in this video.

Also read Elsie Wandera’s story here: Severe Pain has been my Normal for 20 Years 

If you know of a woman who also undergoes severe pain during her periods -to the extent that she misses work or doesn’t attend school, then let her know about a support group called Endometriosis Foundation of Kenya, which can be reached on email: endometriosis254@gmail.com or +254770 659689.

Mummy Tales is an organization dedicated to empowering its readers on different aspects of womanhood and motherhood. Mummy Tales is the top Women & Girl Empowerment blog in Kenya (BAKE 2017 awards) and 2016 top Women & Girl Empowerment blog (African Blogger Awards). Read more motherhood experiences of Kenyan moms here.




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Maryanne W. Waweru is a Kenyan mum raising her two sons in Nairobi. A journalist, Maryanne is passionate about telling stories and hopes that through her writing, her readers learn something new, feel encouraged, inspired, and appreciative of what they have in their lives. Maryanne's writing focuses on motherhood, women and lifestyle. "Telling stories is the only thing I know how to do," she says.


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