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Artist, Designer, Pelvic Pain Patient Advocate, Australia's Soula Mantalvanos

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Conversations with Gail

Conversations with Gail


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Exhibiting artist, entrepreneur of a leading design firm in Australia, patient advocate for pelvic pain, creator of her own line of French greeting cards and coming soon working on a  film documentary with Peter Lamont, Soula Mantalvanos is amazing in her own right. Add in the love story with her husband Theo who stands by her side as partner in the firm to ongoing supportive caregiver since her accident causing the ongoing disability.

Since Soula lives in constant pain, did they close up shop and call it quits?  No, instead their design studio at home is now an international example by media including on The Design Files and designers of universal design at its best:  hidden, unaware, completely the couple's own style, and a beehive of creativity and design solutions.

While an accident left her in constant chronic pelvic pain, she adapted by creating her design station at different levels so she could be in different positions.  Then recently she took another step and went public, creating the largest pelvic pain library online.

Many stories in one- from being one of today's creative leaders, to patient advocacy with real solutions, to an old fashion love story- meet Soula and Theo live.