My name is Elizabeth Amoaa. I am the founder of Speciallady Awareness. I am also a Woman Reproductive Health advocate. My health journey motivated me to establish my charity organization, raising awareness on gynaecological conditions, combating menstrual poverty and gender bias in healthcare. I am the first Black woman to share my story globally as a woman born with 2 wombs, 2 cervixes and 2 vagina canals and other reproductive health disorders. Coming out to share my story has inspired many women and young girls. I was diagnosed at a later stage in my adult life. I exhibited symptoms at 6.
Prior to my advocacy work, my dream was to become an attorney therefore I graduated with my Bachelor of laws (LLB) at London Metropolitan University and Master of laws (LLM) at University of Surrey the UK. I also worked in various organizations like Birmingham City Council, British Army Welfare Services, Santander Banking Group, Eurostar, NatWest Bank etc. I decided to give up on my career prospects to become the Voice for women and young girls suffering with reproductive health issues. Speciallady Awareness has successfully donated sanitary products and medical items worth several thousands of pounds since its establishment in 2017. I have been fortunate enough to be featured on several media platforms, Army and You magazine, JUNO magazine and Boots Health & Beauty magazine in the UK, Health magazine in USA and other renowned radio, online and television platforms. Please, reach to me directly if you are interested in supporting my cause. Thank you.
What were the biggest initial hurdles and how did you overcome them?
Having had a challenging health journey which ended up with multiple surgeries and complications. I decided to be a voice for women and young girls suffering in silence with gynaecological conditions and founded my charity Speciallady Awareness.
What books are you currently reading?
I listen to motivational quotes mostly and I am currently reading 'gathering around the table' by Kari Warberg Block.
What do you know today that you wish you would have known when you first got started?
Today I have learnt that our life challenges serve as a self-transformation and to impact the world around us. I wish I had paid more attention to my circle of friends, the importance of having great networking skills and knowledge to strive for greatness.
What advice would you give to an upcoming youth or talents locally and internationally?
My advice is never allow your social background, your medical condition, your life pains to define you however, use them as motivational tools to become a warrior, an inspiration and a successful person.
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