We were really pleased to be invited to the launch of the Beyond the Invisible photography exhibition with our Cysters Champion Nikita Chadha.

Cysters are looking forward to being part of on going conversations around this on going campaign, and feeding into discussions around reproductive health from the perspective of marginalized and BAME communities.

We applaud and commend the work done by Emma Cox and team at Endometriosis UK, getting this project and partnership with Standard Life UK to raise awareness of this debilitating condition.

As a grassroot organisation we are proud to have their support and look forward to working with them in the future.

Portrait photographer John Rankin created the exhibition to make the unknown condition more understandable through the visual pictures and an app, to people who are not affected by it. 

“I just couldn’t believe that one in ten women is living with this; the excruciating pain and the way it negatively affects basically every aspect of their lives.”

In the UK alone the condition affects 1.5 million people. 

This causes extreme inflammation and scarring which leads to severe pain, irregular periods, painful bowel movements, fatigue and infertility.