"Nine years ago, my gynecologist diagnosed me with PCOS, a hormonal imbalance that wreaks havoc on the reproductive system. Apart from having difficulty conceiving, common symptoms include: weight gain, mood swings, and a higher risk of diabetes. For years I thought myself to be a victim—thinking that there was nothing I could do to change my fate. It took a strong support system, but I fought the doubt monsters inside, and decided to make a change. While sometimes it feels like it, we are more than prisoners in our own bodies. Most times, we just need to fight back."