Tara Langdale-Schmidt, a victim of a horrible and painful health condition – Vulvodynia – turned her chronic illness into a cause and has become an inspiring advocate for helping women worldwide. Vulvodynia causes painful sex, but instead of hiding in shame, she became an outspoken, activist for creating awareness about the condition for thousands of women worldwide. See her story in Self Magazine: http://www.self.com/wellness/2016/02/vulvodynia-couple-shares-what-its-like
For four long years, Tara, 34 from Sarasota, FL. suffered from Vulvodynia. She experienced daily excruciating pain in her pelvic area that made it impossible to live a normal life or enjoy sexual intimacy with her husband. After seeing many different doctors, and having several surgeries, she took matters into her own hands and became an accidental start-up entrepreneur. With the help of experts, she invented a medical device, a vaginal dilator that used Neodymium magnets to relax muscles and ligaments and increase blood flow to the painful area calming nerves and helping overcome sexual pain. Her creation resulted in a startup company, VuVatech in Sarasota, Fl. www.vuvatech.com that helps women with severe pelvic pain issues. Today, Tara and over 14,000 women are using the dilator and living a more normal life, finally enjoying pain free sex….and bringing relief for the men who mentally suffered along with them and in the process, became a national women's advocate.
What do you love most about Your City?
We have one of the most famous beaches here in the world…Siesta Key! Siesta Key and the other local beaches are amazing.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Don’t judge me….I LOVE Waffle House pecan waffles and hash browns. One of my favorites!
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Sleeping
10:00 AM – Packing Orders with Staff
12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?
Kasa Sushi joint down the road.
7:00 PM - Just finished up at the gym and preparing dinner.
11:00 PM – Watching Netflix
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Water all day and maybe one Ice tea a day.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Most used app is Facebook and favorite Instagram account is @garyvee for inspiration.
What should everyone try at least once?
A slice of pie from Yoder’s in Sarasota here. Made by the Amish and it is amazing.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
In New York City, because as much as you try to get lost… you always end up somewhere you recognize.