Hello! My name is Caz Chisholm. I am a woman of steadfast determination. When I put my heart into a project, I make damn well sure I get results.
I have a kind and gentle heart, and my empathy and understanding of women who have endured physical, mental and emotional difficulties has given me the drive to fight for those who are less able to fight for themselves. I have the ferociousness of a lioness when protecting women from social injustices imposed upon them.
My determination to seek justice, led me on a 4.5 year journey to find help for women where there was none; those women who had surgical pelvic mesh implanted to treat their prolapse or their stress urinary incontinence and whose complications were not recognised by the medical profession. My campaign to help seriously injured women drew the attention of Senator Derryn Hinch and the use of pelvic mesh became the subject of a federal Senate inquiry.
The personal growth that I have experienced over the years has had a profound effect on every aspect of my life. I have embraced my empathy, listened wholeheartedly, faced many of my fears, stepped out of my comfort zone over and over, gained confidence in areas where I was lacking, and I have discovered my true passion – sharing the gift of finding joy in the midst of difficulty.
My search for joy and pleasure and my passion to share this with other women has been manifested through Kindred Women Retreats!
The retreats are designed for joy, pleasure, comfort and little bit of self indulgence. I choose only the highest quality retreats, exclusive accommodation for hosts and guests only, and the tours are planned for the mornings and early afternoon, so guests can enjoy the relaxing afternoons and evenings at the exquisite retreats.
Drawing in the beauty that surrounds you and being fully aware by using all five senses, brings a feeling of calm and fulfillment that truly satisfies and nourishes the soul. This focus is the embodiment of finding joy and pleasure that we all long for.
So come join Kindred Women Retreats on a 4 night, 5 day holiday that will leave you feeling happy, relaxed and your soul filled with joy!
It has been an absolute pleasure to know Caz Chisholm and call her my friend. For almost 5 years Caz has worked tirelessly and selflessly to advocate for thousands of women to reveal the truth about the Mesh Atrocity not only throughout Australia but all over the world. With such dedication, passion and determination Caz has selflessly sacrificed everything to not only achieve a national awareness and a senate enquiry but also awareness throughout the world.
There’s no doubt that Caz has saved many, many lives with her unconditional support, compassion and understanding. A Pelvic mesh victim herself Caz has been fighting this fight, whilst also suffering. She continually volunteered her time with such honesty and integrity. Her advice has been invaluable to those desperate for answers and the removal of the life destroying medical devices. I personally can’t THANK YOU enough from the bottom of my heart for saving my life. You’re a very special lady and I feel extremely privileged to call you my friend/my “sister”. Wishing you every success and I hope one day I will have the opportunity to experience it first hand. – Natasha Rossiello
I honestly can’t thank Caz Chisholm enough and feel blessed to be her friend. I first met Caz 4.5 years ago, her friendship, help, advice and insight helped me more than i can put into words. Caz is a passionate woman, full of integrity. She has fought for justice for women, often to the detriment of her own health. She is committed, kind and caring, she gets things done! She has been an incredible advocate for mesh injured women, giving advice, information and giving women a voice, and has literally saved the lives of so many women. If it wasn’t for her determination, along with Senator Hinch, we would never have had a senate inquiry about transvaginal mesh. I wish her the absolute best in her new venture, Kindred Women Retreats, I know, along with everything else she has done, will be amazing. – Gai Thompson
I first met Caz 3 years ago at a meeting set up by Australian Pelvic Mesh Support Group because I had recently joined the group and wanted to support the cause. I quickly realised how compassionate, hardworking, dedicated and tenacious Caz was and am very fortunate to call her my friend. Caz had a pelvic mesh implant which immediately caused her severe complications. As a result of research in Australia and finding that it needed to be removed to alleviate her symptoms she was forced to go to America and have it removed there because there were no specialists in Australia capable of removing it.
Instead of coming back, recovering from her surgery and getting on with her life she launched the Australian Pelvic Mesh Support Group to warn other women about the dangers of having mesh implanted. She instigated media stories, including The Project which started an influx of injured women suffering in silence, to come forward. Through her strength and determination, she was instrumental in prompting a Senate Enquiry into Transvaginal Mesh and Related Matters giving hundreds of injured women a voice and as a result changing the way they are treated by the medical profession and spreading awareness throughout the world not just Australia. In recognition of her tireless efforts she was awarded 2 consumer advocacy awards in 2017.
Caz is one of the most intelligent, capable, driven, empathetic and passionate women I have ever met whose deeds speak for themselves. Despite her own physical pain and sometimes trying personal circumstances Caz has always been an empathetic, loyal and caring friend who succeeds in everything she does. – Tina Thompkins
Caz Chisholm is a woman of deep integrity, who really cares for her fellow women, and who has an impressive track record as an advocate for mesh-injured women. Caz always sees the way forward to getting things done, and where her passions go, good outcomes follow! I can’t wait to see where this next phase of her support for women is going to take her, and I know she will create a safe and nurturing space for women to heal and move forward with their lives. – Pip Brennan
Hey Sis, I only have two words to say to you my Gorgeous, kind, generous, caring, loving, intelligent, inspirational, determined, tireless fighter, Warrior Woman, Sister.
‘YOU ROCK’. I Love You my Dear Friend, You are going to rock the next chapter Darlin.
You have changed my life over and over Caz, my wish is for every dream you have to come to fruition and be prosperous. You Caz, are a total inspiration to me – Tracey Whyte
Caz you have helped me through my journey, the bad, good and the darn right ugly side of mesh. I found you and I conquered. With your help and Doc V. plus all the beautiful people I have met through you and the WA mesh site. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my soul. You are a tireless, brave and amazing woman and you never gave up fighting for the mesh cause. Wishing you so much love , light and happiness for your future endeavour. I’m not wishing you luck because you won’t need it. You’ll be sitting on top of the world soon.
I’m so glad we became friends. “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.” …
Loads of love – Sue Arnup
Caz you deserve nothing but the best and your hard work and tenacity to keep fighting will not be forgotten ever. I would personally like to say a huge thank you for helping me since we first met and spoke nearly 3 years ago already. Where did that time go? I sincerely wish you all the best. You know where we will all be going next year ( tropical trees and massages) lol. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart and I now consider you a life long friend. Love you Caz and stay happy and healthy my friend. – Sue Turner
Dear Caz….A huge thank you for all your hard work over the past few years…working against all the odds…a task that you have faced with bravery and determination. You have really been there for all who have been affected by this terrible mesh. I wish you good health and huge success and happiness for all your future plans – LS
Thank you so much Caz, I wish you all the very best in your new venture, I know you will do so well. You will be very much missed in the group for all your hard work & care of all of us. Much love to you Caz x – Lynne Rix
Caz I am going to miss you in the group, but I’m sure I’ll still see you when you’re not too busy. I know you will be very successful. Thank you for everything you have done for me over the years. Love you Caz xx – Donna E
I am so happy that you are going to move on and have a new journey to go on with. I know I am very thankful for you starting the group and for being a wonderful advocate for us women. Good luck with your new adventure – JD
Wishing you all the very best for the future Caz. You deserve much happiness for everything you have achieved for so many of us. I can’t thank you enough for starting this support group and I’m not sure where most of us would be if you hadn’t come into our lives.
Thank you again … xxxx – Kim R