Read the following stories from ACT women about their experiences of physical and mental health and wellbeing. It is hoped that these stories help to raise awareness and that readers will connect on a personal level with the women and their illnesses, helping to reduce stigma and discrimination.

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‘Life with Endometriosis’ Art Photography

Unfortunately, as I entered my forties, my periods were often…

Understanding Destructive Behaviour Part 1: The Fast Pace of Life

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Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Running Through My Doubts

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The House Always Wins

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Making Assumptions - Medical Care and Mental Illness

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Taming the Shrew: Living with Endometriosis

My life is rich with colour; with feelings, with moments of clarity amongst the moments of despair.