1 in 9. An exploration of one woman’s journey with chronic pain. 

Emma gets her period at ten. Her family is overjoyed. Her friends are jealous. She now has a reason to get out of PE. She’s suddenly winning the rat race to puberty and no one seems to be alarmed. Until she starts missing school, birthdays, and withdraws more and more into herself.

(t)issue is an exploration of a woman’s relationship with Endometriosis, that digs into the physical and mental challenges of growing up with women’s health issues, and how early medical dismissals bleed and solidify trauma into her adult life.

Content Warnings: Depression and anxiety; suicidal ideation; infertility; eating disorders; COVID 19 Melbourne lockdown references

Directed by Gabrielle Ward

Produced by Gabrielle Ward and Emily Komiyama 

Written by Emily Komiyama 

Performed by Bridget Morrison and Harper Elwyn

Image by Emily Komiyama

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

75% Aural rating Symbol

Aural Rating 75%: Mainly sound-based, with visuals only incidental to the work, so blind or low vision audiences can have close to the full experience of the event.