Whoopi Goldberg. I peeped her on Harry Connick, Jr.’s talkshow briefly the other day talking about women. She was talking about pms and cramps and it made me finish watching the segment. She was talking about a product that I believe she has created to alleviate cramps…an all-natural topical cream or ointment of some kind. Harry then asks “Well, can you describe the pain to me?” She grins and the audience howls. Picture your balls being pulled to the ground…Then stomped on…AND THEN rolled up into a rolling pin…she says. He is speechless.
The days of my cramps being exactly like that are far gone, but the other symptoms are still there and it’s just dawned on me that I have more than PMS. I believe I have PMDD. I have thoughts of death. I’m anxious, depressed, sad, angry. Not fun!
Watching Whoopi gave a face to my feelings. Women’s health is SO SO SO misunderstood. Brushed off. Looked at as dramatic. Both by men and by women who have never experienced any of these things. I have met these women and I am often jealous that they don’t have to deal with this.
So on today, INTERnational Women’s Day, I feel appreciated and I send my appreciation and love to ALL women on this planet Earth. Be you. All day. Every day. Your truth is a beacon of hope for other women. Even if we all end up in the “period tent.” I’m down!