She is bravely telling the world her very personal story.
Telling the world a secret that you kept for most of your life is not an easy thing to do, yet that’s exactly what Joanna Giuannouli did when she opened up about a rare condition she’s had all of her life.
The 27-year-old is talking for the first time about how she was born without a womb, cervix and vagina. She also details the struggles she’s dealt with because of her condition, which is called Rokitansky syndrome.
Saying that she’s felt “worthless” for the longest time, Giuannouli even says her boyfriend dumped her when he found out she didn’t have a vagina.
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She explains what life is like with this rare condition.