How to talk to…
by Syl Freedman | Feb 1, 2022 | Further reading
Writer Name: Syl Freedman Your section: Talking to people about endo Main title: Chatting to dudes about endometriosis Tagline: Just call it endo Intro: Chattin’ with boys about period pain. At the pub. It was just your average Friday night. After a...
Constable who endured agony of endometriosis claims she then had to battle ‘bullying’ bosses
by EndoActive | Apr 9, 2018 | Further reading
Discriminated against in the South Australian force, Sarah Berry fought back >> Read the full article here
How dietary changes helped my Endo pain
by Syl Freedman | Apr 9, 2018 | Thoughts and reflections
Hey EndoActivists, Going gluten free was one of the best decisions I've made for my health. I have banged on about how important diet is for Endo quite frequently over the past 2 years and I still maintain that it is what helps me the most to feel my best. What I eat...
When Greg Hunt announced a plan for endometriosis, it was a pinch-yourself moment
by Syl Freedman | Dec 8, 2017 | News
Sylvia Freedman speaks in Parliament House to Greg Hunt, Catherine King, and women and men affected by endometriosis at an event organised by the Parliamentary Friends of Endometriosis Awareness. Read the full article here
Federal government commits to action on endometriosis
by EndoActive | Dec 5, 2017 | News
Efforts to improve the lives of women living with endometriosis have been boosted, with the Turnbull government announcing the development of a National Action Plan for the painful and often misunderstood gynaecological condition. Endometriosis affects an estimated 1...
Van Badham’s article on The Guardian
by EndoActive | Nov 22, 2017 | News
Hey EndoActivists, check out this article by Van Badham. She has reiterated so many of my exact thoughts on why the funding injection from the Victorian Government into Jean Hailes for Women's Health and Endo is so worthy of celebration. For many people, some online...
EndoActive Praised in Parliament
by EndoActive | Sep 8, 2017 | News
September 2017. EndoActive and our co-founders, Lesley and Syl Freedman, were praised in Parliament for raising awareness of Endo. Nicolle Flint MP and Gai Brodtmann MP have formed Parliamentary Friends for Endometriosis Awareness and spoke at our 2nd EndoActive...
I nearly missed my graduation ceremony because I found a lump in my breast.
by Syl Freedman | May 5, 2017 | Further reading
From hospital gown to graduation gown - I didn’t expect to find myself at the Breast Oncology clinic an hour before my ceremony. Last Thursday night I was standing in the shower thinking about breast cancer - as you do. It occurred to me that breast cancer runs in...
A great awareness piece for endo on Daily Mail (with a couple of disclaimers)
by Syl Freedman | Apr 12, 2017 | Further reading
When my endo was at its worst in terms of ruling my life, I decided to freeze my eggs. That was 3 years ago when my focus was on my fertility. Daily Mail interviewed me last week about egg freezing and EndoActive. Thank you to article author Bryant Hevesi for taking...
Introducing Search and Social Sydney
by EndoActive | Apr 12, 2017 | News
If you’re ever been to our website and thought “that’s a nice looking site!” we give credit to our friends at Wide Open Media. They are a Sydney-based design and digital marketing company, who designed our website and help us out in other areas from time to time. Wide...
Co-hosting Endo Hour with The Thinkergirls at KIIS 1065
by Syl Freedman | Apr 6, 2017 | Further reading
Hey EndoActivists. Last night I co-hosted Endo Hour with The Thinkergirls at KIIS 1065. It was super emotional, heaps of fun and gave me a real buzz (even though I was feeling so depleted and exhausted all day) I left feeling so good and so proud! Jackie O and Nine...
My podcast with Mia Freedman for #EndoWeek
by Syl Freedman | Mar 23, 2017 | News, Thoughts and reflections
My cousin Mia Freedman and I made a podcast together to kick off #EndoWeek at Mamamia. Listen to it. Share it. You never know the impact it could have on someone's life to finally have their silent pain expressed openly and discussed publicly. Hope you all get...
Launching #endoweek with Mamamia
by EndoActive | Mar 20, 2017 | News
Together with Mamamia, we have launched #endoweek! We're shining a light on the reality of endo, sharing information about treatments and providing support and understanding for anyone who is affected by this common condition – and all the people in their lives who...
My story on Mamamia: Important news for endometriosis sufferers
by Syl Freedman | Mar 3, 2017 | Further reading, News
HOT OFF THE PRESS on Mamamia. This afternoon I wrote an extra page of reasons explaining why a diagnostic test for endo is so badly needed and what early diagnosis and early treatment would mean for endo patients. We need decision makers to understand the consequences...
Medicinal marijuana to treat Endometriosis Pain?
by Syl Freedman | Feb 23, 2017 | Further reading, News
Medicinal marijuana to treat Endometriosis Pain? Today we're one step closer to discovering whether this could help. You'll still need your GP to prescribe it - read on!
The sad story of what happened to Sadie and the importance of having regular pap tests
by Syl Freedman | Feb 17, 2017 | Thoughts and reflections
Hey EndoActivists, What happened to Sadie is terrible. She developed cervical cancer, which, if detected early, might have been treatable. But she was never given a pap test because she was "too young". I've written several times about the importance of having regular...
The potential benefits of a Mediterranean / anti-inflammatory diet
by Syl Freedman | Jan 31, 2017 | Further reading, News
I have (mostly) been following a Mediterranean / Ant-inflammatory diet for a while now and as many of you know I believe it is a CRUCIAL part of my health. I believe it helps to improve my mood, energy levels, sleep, pain levels and reduces bloating while improving my...
Taking a break from study to reflect on pain and struggle
by Syl Freedman | Nov 11, 2016 | Thoughts and reflections
Last law paper due today. Give me strength! Anyone else going mad trying to get final uni assignments finished? Or end of year work stuff? I'm sitting here trying to wrap my head around "Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights" wishing I could be reading...
My interview on 2ser FM
by Syl Freedman | Nov 7, 2016 | News
Hey EndoActivists, here's the interview I did last week on 2ser FM - Real Radio about endo. It's a good one to pass on to people in your life who don't understand what it's like to live with endo or to women who have endo and need some validation. 👌🏼...
Cosmo article on whether your period pain is endometriosis
by Syl Freedman | Oct 29, 2016 | Further reading
Halloween's an appropriate time to mention that as I was looking for the link to this Cosmo UK article I was distracted by a story about a man who, after brushing his teeth, rinsed from his wife's menstrual cup and now "he'll never feel clean again". Assuming she...
Lena Dunham turns her endometriosis scar into body art with new tattoo
by Syl Freedman | Oct 18, 2016 | Further reading, News
Just another reason why I’m OBSESSED with Lena Dunham. She’s turned her endo scars into tattoo art while paying tribute to skateboarding champion Laura Thornhill Caswell.
Cannabis and Endometriosis
by Syl Freedman | Oct 14, 2016 | Further reading
Will medicinal Cannabis help relieve the pain of Endometriosis? Tori is one of our EndoActivists and she's been doing some research. Here’s what she’s found: “I have endometriosis and standard pain treatment (surgeries, pain meds, physio etc) has not worked adequately...
EndoActive’s Syl Freedman Wins Westpac 100 Women of Influence Award – Young Leader
by Syl Freedman | Sep 29, 2016 | Further reading, News
EndoActive’s Co-founder, Syl Freedman named Young Leader in the Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for her work in advocating for women with Endometriosis.
ABC Health: The pill: Lower-income women locked out of new contraceptive ranges
by Syl Freedman | Sep 23, 2016 | Further reading, News
Hey EndoActivists, Are you taking the pill to control symptoms of Endometriosis? Can you afford the Pill that's right for you? Perhaps it's time for another petition? Syl not only pays $65 a month for Visanne but she pays for an additional 3 months supply each year...
Diet and Endometriosis
by Lesley Freedman | Sep 22, 2016 | Further reading
Dear EndoActivists, you often ask us about diet and Endometriosis. I'm posting this article about dietary suggestions to reduce inflammation but remember, we aren't dieticians so we don't endorse it. An anti-inflammatory diet does help - refer to the this video by Dr...
- How to talk to… February 1, 2022
- Constable who endured agony of endometriosis claims she then had to battle ‘bullying’ bosses April 9, 2018
- How dietary changes helped my Endo pain April 9, 2018
- When Greg Hunt announced a plan for endometriosis, it was a pinch-yourself moment December 8, 2017
- Federal government commits to action on endometriosis December 5, 2017
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