MEET THE SHOOTING STARS
Our Shooting Stars initiative is run by director Tk and connects MRKHers together! Get in touch to be matched with a member of our Shooting Stars team who can be a friend or a helping hand to you on this journey.
Disclaimer: We are not trained medical professionals. For medical support contact your GP.
Founder & Director
Co-Chair, Shooting Star, Writer, Editor
Hey! I'm Vics, I am the Founder and Director of MRKH Stars. I'm on the Superstars, Shooting Stars and Writing teams.
I was diagnosed with MRKH in July 2019, and created MRKH Stars in April 2021. My Journey has been far from easy, there have been many bumps in the road, and I am sure there are many more to come!
But I have made some of my best friends because of MRKH and we help each other through all of those bumps, something I'm so grateful to have. I founded Stars to build on that sense of belonging, community and easy access to help, focusing specifically for those MRKHers who are young and newly diagnosed. Stars will always be here for you, we are always only a message away!
Co-Chair, Shooting Star
Hi I'm TK, I am the Director and a part of the Superstars team! I am a Shooting Star to help MRKH Warriors!
I was diagnosed with MRKH on the 8th of October 2019. When these four little letters changed my life it was the worst thing that ever happened to me. My perfect future had changed and I didn't know what I was going to do. Although it has been tough, there has been an amazing community of people to support and guide me through it. Some days are tough but that's okay. I've learnt to love my MRKH and accept that it is my new adventure.
Hi! I’m Charlie and I’m on the Shooting Stars team. I am the director of the charity MRKH Connect and have been publicly advocating for MRKH for nearly 10 years. Speaking openly about MRKH has helped me connect with my feelings as well as help others understand that their similar feelings are valid and nothing to be ashamed of. I was diagnosed 20 years ago now at the age of 17 and to be honest I don’t know where that time has gone. Those early years in particular were really difficult and it took me a long time to find a way to express my feelings about MRKH in a safe way that helped me feel supported. I am grateful now to see how the community has grown and expanded and how there is more support out there, when we need it most. MRKH is not something we just “get over” and no one with MRKH should feel alone and I am grateful for all the wonderful people I have met and spoken to along my journey and the positive impact it has had. I am always available for a chat and to talk to anyone who needs support or just a friendly ear to listen.
Hello! I’m Kate and I’m on the Shooting Stars team! I am currently 20 years old, but was first diagnosed at 16. Upon this diagnosis, I remember feeling lost, alone, and angry. It felt as if no one would ever understand what I was going through and how unfair it was. When I found MRKH Stars, I felt hopeful that I would find a community that understands not only the challenges, but also the opportunities that this diagnosis holds. This diagnosis does not define you, nor does it determine your success and I hope to help other young women feel the same.
Shooting Star, Writer, Trustee
Hi! I’m Crystal, I’m on the Shooting Stars and Writing teams. I was officially diagnosed with MRKH in June 2021. My journey started in July 2021, the first couple of weeks were mentally and physically draining. I felt overwhelmed with emotions and so alone however I had this constant need to hide my emotions and pretend it was not real. I didn’t want to live this reality or have people constantly hovering over me asking me if I was okay when I was not, I was drowning inside. Eventually through this beautiful process of growth and acceptance, I am now able to embrace all these emotions and struggles. Every day is completely different for me, new emotions, new struggles, new challenges, it is not easy but it is so worth it! I have changed in so many unimaginable ways. I LOVE who I am now, I am PROUD of who I am now and I cannot wait to further this scary yet exhilarating journey of MRKH.
Shooting Star, Writer
Hello! I'm Tori, and I'm part of the Shooting Stars and writing teams.
I was diagnosed just before my 17th birthday and I am now 24. From ignoring it all together, to using my voice and story to possibly help other get through this scary diagnosis. MRKH Stars is the perfect place to continue to do that!
I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that one day I will find a way to have my vision of a "perfect" family.
If you need a friend, a listening ear or just simply anything at all, I am here no matter what. I look forward to sharing more with you all in the future.
Hello! I'm Aysha and I'm on the Shooting Stars team! I'm delighted to recently join the Shooting Stars team, so I can be a MRKH buddy. I'm 32 and reside in London, UK.
I was diagnosed with MRKH on 6th January 2004. I can't believe it will be 18 years next month, that I was diagnosed! I'm currently a special needs/general teaching assistant. Soon after diagnosis, I inspired the Boston annual support groups, by telling the Dr and nurse there how much the QCCH's one helped me. I'm so glad many years on they are still going strong. When it comes to coping with MRKH, well where do I begin? It sure has been a rollercoaster of emotions dealing with MRKH, but knowing I've got my global sisterhood has helped me immensely!
Despite gaining amazing support online and off, it's only over the pandemic I've felt I can speak up about MRKH. Now that I've finally found my voice, I'm determined to use it to help my MRKH sisters, especially those who are from a similar cultural/religious background to me, as they tend to be quiet about it. Now I've done many vlogs/blogs and even an Instagram live about MRKH. No one should feel alone in this journey and I'm now passionate to help make this path a little easier for my special sisters. I hope to continue to make a difference and support many of my MRKH sisters, by being a part of this amazing, super strong and awesome team!
Hi, I'm Amy and I'm on the Shooting Stars team! I live in Pittsburgh, PA in the United States and I'm 39 years old. I was diagnosed with MRKH when I was 17. I remember feeling emptiness and fear and sadness when I found out. I remember feeling that I was all alone. It is this feeling of loneliness that I hope I can help with for those who are newly diagnosed. We are not alone! As I got older, and social media became popular, it was mind blowing to find out there was a community of MRKHers that not only existed, but were connected and supporting each other. Knowing that I was not alone, helped me to heal. MRKH has significantly shaped my life, but now I understand that I was born this way for a reason and if it weren't for my diagnosis, I wouldn't have my beautiful life, partner, children, and strength that I have today. I have learned to not only accept my body as it is, but to love it fully. I look forward to sharing my experiences and helping others to heal as I continue to do so as well.