INTERSECTIONAL LIPEDEMA AWARENESS ADVOCATE

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Leo North Node & MIDHEAVEN

I Told My Lipedema Story

Lipedema is a painful, genetic ,progressive, connective tissue disorder that damages the lymphatic system, leading to chronic inflammation, a build up of non-metabolic mass that changes the shape and size of the body and leads to pain and mobility issues. While the condition occurs in 1 in 9 women and people assigned female at birth, many doctors and patients are unfamiliar with the disorder leaving people with Lipedema grossly misdiagnosed.  I was diagnosed at 38 years old. 

I found the passion to tell my story in how long it took me to be diagnosed. Lipedema rates affirm that many more people out there have this disorder.  At least 1 in 9 women and people assigned ‘female’ at birth have Lipedema, but most do not know it. 

 I found  the courage to share my story in my own natal chart’s north node which sits in the 10th house (the house of our careers) in Leo. What I knew of the Lion of our zodiac is that it was time I center myself, my story, my voice, and my image to inspire others to advocate for themselves. 

I speak and work from an intersectional  and queer and trans-inclusive perspective.  I use storytelling in my work as a speaker, Lipedema awareness advocate, and natal chart coach and I believe in the power of patient-lead self care communities. 

 

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