“It made me laugh. It made me cry. But most importantly it made me feel understood and like I was not bat shit crazy! Thank you!”
The Year My Vagina Tried To Kill Me
Amy was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2016. Now she’s here to relive twelve years of misdiagnosis, toilet-based mishaps and failed one-night stands. Endometriosis causes cells similar to the uterus lining to grow in other parts of the body, creating a wide range of painful symptoms that can affect a woman’s everyday life. Through bluntly delivered jokes, captivating storytelling and a little help from the Gilmore Girls, Amy explores the taboos that surround women’s health and gives us an insight into a life with a chronic illness.
The Year My Vagina Tried to kill started development as part of the Foot in The Door Programme with Lancaster Arts, Word of Warning and Making Room.
The show then went on to receive a seed commission from Contact Theatre that led to a sell-out weekend of previews. From there, SICK! Festival awarded Amy a catalyst commission which led to another sell out premier of the show as part of the festival. TYMVTTKM is also funded by Arts Council England and has received support from Endometriosis UK and Professor Andrew Horne (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Co-Director EXPPECT Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis).
Alongside the show Amy has run create workshops for women living with a chronic illness.