At the moment not all girls and women are as strong and healthy as they could be. Partly because there exists a medical blind spot when it comes to women's health. Within the current health care system complaints and symptoms that belong to the female body are badly recognised, not taken seriously and very often not (preventively) treated. In daily practice this results in late or incorrect diagnoses, higher burden of disease, inadequate treatments, lower quality of life, unnecessary illness, rising healthcare costs and - in the worst case - avoidable (child) mortality. Woke Women believes that every body deserves the same quality of care, regardless of age, gender, sexual preference, socio-economic situation and cultural background.
Together with Erasmus MC Rotterdam Miesiyu created a Dutch collective of skilled women working in the areas of science, (social) medicine and midwifery. They are strong women with thoughts and questions and shit to say. They demand everyone to take the female mind and body very seriously. They believe that their sisters, mothers, aunts, nieces, girlfriends and our future daughters deserve far more care, far more access to essential info and far more professional guidance during every stage of becoming strong healthy women. They say they’ve got the knowledge. They say they’ve got the power. Others will not determine their stories – They will... WOKEWOMEN.NL