Endometriosis and Relationships: New Endometriosis Awareness Film, Linked
I probably don't need to ask you whether you remember having to tell your current partner or ex-partner that you had endometriosis. It's probably a vivid memory for you, however it went. For some, their partner takes it well and is supportive, some don't understand and need a bit more educating, for others, it might sadly be a deal breaker.
And then there's the living with endometriosis, whilst living with someone else. It can often feel like there's three people in the relationship. We know this so well, that my partner Chris writes a column about it over on Endometriosis News. It's also become the centre of a recent research study, which you can find out more about on Endometriosis UK.
Now the issues that can arise with endometriosis and love are highlighted in a new short film. Linked is a 30 minute short film, based in the future when you can find your soulmate on an app that links your DNA, your social media presence and internet activity together. Personally, sounds pretty damn scary to me.
The focus is set on an ex-couple, one of which is living with endometriosis. the film explores the challenges of living with a chronic condition, and how much we disclose to others close to us. The aim of the film is to convey to audiences how endometriosis can affect so many areas of our lives, not just the physical.
The wonderful team, Jennifer Zahlit & Peter Mitchell, are raising $21,000 to get this project off the ground. Can you, your friends or colleagues help them get the equipment they need to make this incredibly needed film? To donate and share, check out their Indiegogo campaign.