Our second episode of 'Living with Endo: The A to Z of Endometriosis’ features Endometriosis Australia's ambassador Sophie Dillman. Host Ellie Angel Mobbs chats with Sophie about her journey with endometriosis and how she manages her symptoms whilst working as an actress playing Ziggy on Home and Away.
Checkout my interview with Sophie Dillman who goes by the name of Ziggy Astoni in Home and Away we talk about acting and getting involved with the show. We also discuss some of her best scenes and episodes. Finally we also talk about working with other actors in the show such as Kesti Morassi , Patrick O'Connor and Tim Franklin.
When we recorded this podcast, our guest Sophie Dillman was holding a hot water bottle to her stomach. The Home and Away actress is one of approximately 176 million women around the world who have endometriosis.This condition occurs where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found in other parts of the body, most often in the pelvis, and it can affect the reproductive organs. Symptoms can include bloating, bleeding, tiredness and pain around periods, during sex and going to the bathroom. Some women have no symptoms at all; others struggle all the time. Many suffer in silence, because of the misunderstanding, misdiagnosis and lack of awareness around this complex condition that affects one in 10 women.That’s why Sophie became an ambassador for Endometriosis Australia, to try and help women just like her. We sat down, hot water bottle and all, to talk about her endo journey, the Summer Bay sisterhood and the power of a good workout. In our chat, Sophie also covers:Her surprising career before joining Home and AwayThe strategies that help her manage her endometriosisHow she works to cultivate self-love and a positive body imageWhy she wants us all to talk more about female healthCredits:Your host is Alex Davies, WH Features Editor @adavies234With thanks to special guest Sophie Dillman @sophiedillmanYour producer is Jake TaylorLinks:Endometriosis info and resources:endometriosisaustralia.org – Endometriosis Australiahttps://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/endometriosis – Jean Hailes Nearly Half Of All Aussies Have Never Heard Of This Condition Affecting 1 in 10 Women – Women’s Health(https://www.womenshealth.com.au/41-percent-of-australians-have-not-heard-of-endometriosis) What is adenomyosis? – Jean Hailes(https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/vulva-vagina-ovaries-uterus/adenomyosis) What is Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? – Jean Hailes(https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/pcos)For more from Women’s Health Australia, check out @womenshealthaus on Instagram, womenshealth.com.au or subscribe to the magazine.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep 9: Away From The Bay with Sophie Dillman and Director Arnie Custo
The Home and Away Podcast
The most iconic locations of Home and Away are filmed at the gorgeous Summer Bay. So what happens when the cast and crew depart the Bay for a special storyline? Director Arnie Custo and Sophie Dillman who plays Ziggy Astoni join Jason to share their behind the scenes stories about being away from the Bay. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.