I need help deciding if my essay topic is inappropriate or oversharing or just too negative. My freshmen year of highschool I was diagnosed with a chronic illness called vulvodynia, it's chronic pain of the female genitals. There is no cure or known cause, and I had to deal with it all of highschool. I had to learn to keep my grades up while being in and out of school because of pain or doctors appointments. I had to learn how to do well at school even if I was suffering through pain. I was able to keep my grades up and stay in honors classes even with my illness and spotty attendance. But since this illness impacts such a taboo body part, is it a bad topic to choose?