Saturday, September 12, 2015

Her passion goes beyond Modeling

Model Alana Ray Osborne has battled abdominal symptoms for the past seven years. Two years ago she was diagnosed with an invisible but painful disease known as endometriosis. The disease causes the endometrium tissue to grow outside of the uterus and can result in severe pain or infertility. Currently, there is no cure. Alana recently graduated with her Masters in Mass Communication; and used her college studies and modeling as a coping mechanism in dealing with endometriosis. She has made it her life's mission to help individuals develop the critical thinking skills to advocate on behalf of their body.

During her graduate studies in innovation and entrepreneurship, she developed Story Sisters, a 5-phase graphic novel to highlight her journey to finding endometriosis. The idea is that students who explore Story Sisters can address missed questions and analyze how to support their peers in similar situations.  

Story Sisters plays host to a multi-month iteration to highlight the effects of endometriosis on everyday friends or family. Story Sisters represents a global effort to engage the community in personal advocacy and help others develop the confidence and fortitude to speak up.

Alana is working with leaders in the endometriosis field to support an open dialogue in the classroom. We invite you to visit Story Sisters and explore an aggregation of weekly resources in the endometriosis community. Story Sisters is committed to enhancing preventive medicine, ensuring quality patient care and expanding global research and education.

Story Sisters:

For more information regarding this organization, email us at Also go to our Pink Issue for additional info on Alana. Issue can be purchased by going to the "Shop Now" link on our facebook page. 

Fashion Couture Magazine 

Photography Don Poling

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