Today we shine the spotlight on Atara Schimmel. Atara is dedicating countless hours of her time to raising awareness for Chronic Pelvic Pain Conditions. It is estimated that in the United States alone over 30 million women suffer from chronic pelvic pain (conditions like Interstitial Cystitis, Pudendal Neuralgia, Vulvodynia, Endometriosis, ... and others).
To shed light on this astounding statistic, Atara is creating 30 Angel-Ladies, one angel represents one million women. These Angel-Ladies (three of them seen above) will be showcased during an art exhibition at Newton Open Studios Art Fair April 11th and 12th.
In addition to the 30 Angel-Ladies, Atara will also be exhibiting the faces of real women who are living with Chronic Pelvic Pain Conditions, to make the showcase even more intimate and powerful. Along with the faces will appear a sentence or two about that lady's strengths and qualities within themselves that they love.
Atara has received a great number of responses from women willing to share their faces to raise awareness alongside Atara's Angel-Ladies. Of these women Atara said:
"The more vocal we become, the more we will heal. The more that we put our stories out there, the more help we will receive. The responsibility to bring these conditions into awareness is ours. The change will come from us. Thank you for taking the step into the light with me. Your participation makes me fight harder."
If you're interested in joining the movement just head to Atara's facebook page.
Stephanie Yeager: Passionate about spreading the word of hope and healing for those like her, influencing a paradigm shift in the medical community toward greater understanding of chronic pelvic pain disorders, and prevention initiatives that may protect young women before onset can occur.