Nobody told me My First Painful Period meant I have Endometriosis

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One Wednesday in November 2006 I had my first period. I was in class six. Excitement and confusion ran through my mind. I couldn’t wait to get home and tell my mom I was finally a woman. So I got home, told my mom and she just smiled and said, ”now that you are grown, you should stay away from boys.” I just stood there thinking, am I supposed to stop going to the same class as boys and if so...

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