sisters for love mrkh foundation

The Foundation 

Welcome to the Sisters for Love MRKH Foundation. The Sisters for Love is the first and only official foundation in Australia which has been formed to provide support to those who have been diagnosed with MRKH and to extend that support to those close to them. We aim to provide comprehensive information on the condition of MRKH and to openly share our goals and objectives for the future of this unique community. The Sisters for Love seeks to improve the journey that a woman will take when diagnosed with MRKH, alongside a sisterhood of women and medical professionals to offer support along the way.




















​The Founders


Ally Hensley

My name is Ally Hensley. I am an English girl living in Australia and was diagnosed with MRKH in 1997. I love yoga, writing and swimming at Bondi Beach whenever I can, whilst attempting to learn who I am in this big, wide world. I thrive on knowing that there is a way of making the world a smaller place for women with MRKH.

​​Through my search for self-acceptance and a desire to meet women ‘just like me’, I discovered a need greater than my own, a need to perhaps do my bit-  to use this incredible empowerment I have found over the years and start talking aloud to those who are willing to listen, and likewise, to those who want to be heard. To provide support and awareness through both online and face-to-face mediums, whilst providing accurate and understandable medical information, endorsed by a partnered medical community, is a goal which remains close to my heart.

​​​​It occurred to me, whilst writing this bit for ‘about me’, that it is entirely possible that I could have taken the same bus with you, or bought a coffee alongside you in a café, I may have even shared your dreams. So easily unidentified, though profoundly similar.  I know the sadness and shame you may feel and I know the desire to walk away from a lonely life to one with filled with empowerment and simplicity. Perhaps you are a woman who can offer wisdom where friendships can form. The potential for change is endless. In January 2014, the Sisters for Love, MRKH Foundation was launched.

In addition to co-founding the Sisters for Love MRKH Foundation, Ally is also the co-founder of Global MRKH which is the first consortium formed to improve the health and wellbeing for all who are touched by MRKH. Global MRKH is an international collective of Health Care Specialists, Researchers and Advocacy groups dedicated to improving patient care, biomedical research and the psychosocial needs of affected individuals and family members. ​In addition to this, Ally is also the President of the MRKH Support Group Committee alongside a number of members, including key executive representatives with The Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney established in March 2015. 

​Sisters in Silence. Sisters in Noise. Sisters for Love.


Jaqi Quinlan 


My name is Jaqi Quinlan, I am an artist, designer, entrepreneur, mother and I have MRKH. I was diagnosed with MRKH almost 17 years ago, shattering my whole world as all I ever wanted to be was a mum, just like my mum. I never knew how strong I was until being strong was the only choice I had. A diagnosis of a different kind; a chronic form of arthritis, lead me further on an emotional roller coaster through denial and depression.

Uncertainty took me from one job to another, from a night filler to a graphic designer, a real estate agent to a ski instructor across the other side of the world! It was a very similar pattern in my love life. My everlasting longing to become a mum took me on a journey through surrogacy that endured many years of turmoil,frustration, devastation, to eventually ecstatic elation when my whole paradigm shifted the day my miracle entered this world – so pure, so precious, astonishingly perfect.
​​I was slowly realizing that the struggle I was in today was developing the strength I needed for tomorrow. Meeting the ever so beautiful and inspiring Ally has lead me to join forces and move forward empowering women to be seen, heard and supported indefinitely through this journey called life. My intention as a Big Sister is to try and show our sisterhood that hope is out there, that nothing is too big to overcome, and if you have faith then anything is possible. 


In addition to co-founding the Sisters for Love MRKH Foundation, Jaqi is also one of four co-founders of Global MRKH which is the first consortium formed to improve the health and wellbeing for all who are touched by MRKH. ​In addition to this, Jaqi is also the Vice-President of the MRKH Support Group Committee alongside a number of members, including key executive representatives with The Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney established in March 2015. 


Sisters in Silence. Sisters in Noise. Sisters for Love.