Why my daughter wants a hysterectomy at 15 for the BBC
Posted 4 years ago and submitted by Emma Russell | Share link: http://illo.cc/76174

I was commissioned to produce six illustrations for a piece by the BBC telling the story of a family of women suffering severe hormonal problems who have struggled for diagnoses and help. It has had a great response on the website and I’m really pleased to have been involved.

Elizabeth* struggled with suicidal thoughts from the day she got her period. She finally got relief after a hysterectomy at 42. She and her daughter Grace*, 15, have the same severe form of premenstrual syndrome. Here, they explain why they are desperate for a treatment to save Grace from a lifetime of hormonal hell.
*Names have been changed

Emma Russell
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 7938876516

Hello, I’m Emma, a freelance illustrator in London. I make drawings, patterns and paper constructions to communicate ideas and stories in an accessible way. My illustrations ha… Show more.

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Octopus Books, BBC, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Girl Friday Books, Time Out magazine, The Guardian, KPMG, The Meringue Girls, Construction Manager Magazine, Nestle, Little Fr…