At the age of 18, I was diagnosed with
Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser Syndrome, or MRKH. On that day I was told
that I was born without a uterus, cervix, and the upper 2/3 of my
vaginal canal - I had a birth defect that no one could see, and I would
never be able to carry a child. On that day, my world quietly shattered.
My hopes, my dreams, my plans, everything I thought I would or could do
with my life…shattered. Yet, somehow my life continued. As I look back
on my young life, the things I did and didn’t do…I look back at a young
woman who learned to be Courageous.
"Courage is grace under
pressure." – Ernest Hemingway
"Courage is knowing what not to fear." –
"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace." –
"One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is
born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other
virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or
honest." – Maya Angelou
"Courage, above all things, is the first
quality of a warrior." – Carl von Clausewitz
MRKH affects 1 in
4500 women worldwide. Over the last few years, many courageous women
have come forward to join forces and spread awareness about our syndrome
around the world. Support groups have been formed online and in person
to bring women diagnosed with MRKH together. For over 25 years, I felt
completely alone in my diagnosis – the rarest of rare. I never dreamed
of another woman who had the same thing as me – someone who might share
my same feelings, hopes, fears, and disappointments. Not only did I find
thousands of women who understood me – but I found that my own
experiences could give hope and encouragement to young women who are
struggling with their own diagnosis and shattered dreams. It is with
this mindset that I encourage all MRKH Warriors to be...
I have developed an exclusive line of natural bath and beauty
products I call Courageous. With each and every purchase of a Courageous
product, a donation is made to the
Beautiful You MRKH Foundation, Inc.
to support and empower women diagnosed with MRKH.
International Shipments are possible
in most cases,
contact me for details and options.
As a scent, Courageous is complex. It’s elegant
creamy citrus, a fresh spring floral dew. It’s vibrant and strong,
sexy and sweet, fresh and subtle. It embodies the strength and
vulnerability that combine to make us all Courageous.
For every purchase made of a Courageous product, a
minimum contribution of 65% of the purchase price is made to the
You MRKH Foundation, Inc. Their mission is to create a supportive
community that partners with health care professionals to increase
awareness and empower women of all ages with MRKH to feel beautiful,
just as they are.
Courageous Natural Goat Milk Soap:Luscious
creamy goat milk combined with the finest blend of skin
nourishing butters and oils including Coconut, Palm Kernel,
Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter, Apricot Kernel, Olive and Castor
create a luxurious bar that lathers exceptionally well while
providing all you need to hydrate and nourish even the most
sensitive of skin types.
4 oz. Bar - $5
Courageous Whipped Body Cream:
and silky whipped body cream for intensive moisturizing. A
nourishing blend of Cocoa Butter, Avocado Butter, Castor Oil,
and liquid silk combine together for a wonderful whipped cream
that soaks in quickly and dries to a velvety finish while
providing hours and hours of deep hydration for your skin.
4 oz. Jar - $9
8 oz. Jar - $16
Courageous Hand and Face Lotion:
Hand and Face Lotion: A rich, yet light and silky treat for
your face and hands. A delicate blend of Cocoa Butter, Apricot
Kernel, Castor Oil and liquid silk combine for a moisture rich
lotion that is still gentle enough to use on your face as well
as your hands.
4 oz. Bottle - $6
8 oz. Bottle - $9
Courageous Natural Lip Balm:
blend of Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter, Beeswax, Apricot Kernel
and Castor Oils creates a wonderful smooth and nourishing lip
balm with just a hint of creamy citrus flavor.
tube - $2.50