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Loving Your Lady Parts as a Path To Success, Power & Global Change by Alisa Vitti (Transcript)

Alisa Vitti, CEO of FLOLiving.com, talks at TEDxFiDiWomen
Alisa Vitti at TEDxFiDiWomen

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Ahh! I’ve waited all day to get my hands on you.

So I want to take you back where I was about 14 years ago. I was a student at Johns Hopkins University and I was ready to begin my life. I was planning to become an OBGYN. And my body, all of a sudden, went into hormonal — total hormonal collapse. And as a result, so did my life. Totally dysfunctional, couldn’t get up, couldn’t go to sleep, couldn’t have any energy. It was a non-stop nightmare to wake up not recognizing yourself and not knowing how to live in the body that you had.

I want you to picture me. I really do want you to look. I was 200 pounds. I know. I covered face, chest, back, arms, anywhere that you could put in painful cystic acne. It would take me half an hour in the morning of careful uncomfortable application of make-up to try to go outside.

I was depressed. I was exhausted. I would menstruate once a year and nobody had any idea what was wrong with me. It had been getting progressively worse from about the age of 15. And I was getting progressively more curious and frustrated.

And in one of my insomniacal moments, I was at the library — of course, science nerd, sexy scientist I like to say – researching in one of the obstetrics journals. And I saw this small study on a disorder called Stein-Leventhal disorder. And it was named after the gentleman who categorized this grouping of symptoms.

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