“Invisible, Not Imaginary – A collection of Stories about Strength and Resilience for Caribbean Girls” was created as a means to educate, destigmatize, lend credibility and support, to the many members of the Barbadian population affected by disorders like endometriosis and PCOS.
We are grateful that the United Nations Caribbean and specifically the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (which is the agency responsible for the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and equity), saw the validity in this project insomuch as to actively come on board to support it and its dissemination in Barbados.
The anthology can actually be seen as creative representation of The Barbados Association of Endometriosis and PCOS (or “BAEP”)’s mandate, which is: “to bring relevant and effective awareness of Endometriosis, P.C.O.S. and similar debilitating pelvic disorders to the Barbadian population that encourages discourse with and tangible support for those who have these conditions”.
This book is a gem. We’ve compiled a number of mostly fictional stories of persons both directly and indirectly affected by Endometriosis, PCOS and similar pelvic conditions. The stories within this book are mostly fictional, yes, but very, very real. Every single story are set directly within the Caribbean and features adolescents, young women, mothers, working professionals and even fathers, grappling in their own way with the aforementioned conditions.
The book is impactful, relatable, thought-provoking and educational – a well of information for adolescents, parents, educators, the wider Barbadian public…honestly, the book would be beneficial for everyone! If there is one book that you should pick up for the new year – this is the one.
To order, head on over to our friends at the Book Source and submit you request for copies!