The Vicious Cycle: Making PMDD Visible project started in January 2017 - what started as a small art project (#PMDDpostcards) brought together a group of folk around the world, all passionate about raising awareness of this crippling condition.
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We are a collective of patients who want to make a difference. After being misdiagnosed, left undiagnosed and being bounced around the medical systems ourselves we know the importance of the education of health care professionals and also the need for information so patients can self-advocate.
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
"It's time to bring PMDD Awareness out of the echo chamber and to reach people everywhere, health care professionals and community members alike"
PROJECT COORDINATOR, AUS
"I want to be an example to my kids that when faced with adversity, you don't give up. You do what you can to change things, with what you've got left"
cindy lopez smith
PROJECT COORDINATOR, USA
"I hope to use my lived experience and qualifications to advocate for greater PMDD Awareness in the USA and around the world.
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
"This project has become a big passion of mine. I want to make the journey easier for others"
PMDD AWARENESS ADVOCATE
YOUTH & INCLUSION REPRESENTATIVE, UK
"I have shared my own story in order to help others. I am always championing for inclusion in all aspects of our work"
TREASURER & FUNDRAISER, UK
UK"I help with fundraising and awareness for VC. My aim is to help remove the stigma surrounding PMDD and women's health in general"
claire louise knox
WORKPLACE CONSULTANT, UK
"As a business psychologist, I believe people with PMDD can thrive when workplaces are PMDD - aware and provide their employees with adequate support"