Sanchia Alasia Endometriosis Film

Sanchia Alasia

Age: 38

Time to diagnosis: 8 - 9 years

Sanchia is modest but really she’s an inspirational, award-winning diversity and human resource specialist – and a passionate campaigner. She’s also Mayor of Barking and Dagenham.

Sanchia often felt like the odd one out; why was she suffering like this but being ignored by doctors and misunderstood by others? She recalls one woman chastising her for taking time off a university placement; telling her to ‘just get on with her period like the rest of us’.


After many years, Sanchia found a GP who listened and believed her. Finally she felt huge relief to be understood and to know what was causing her distress.

Endometriosis UK helps people with the condition take back control by providing vital support services,

reliable information and a community for those affected by endometriosis.

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Sanchia Alasia