The theme of World Ostomy Day 2018 is ‘speaking out changes lives’ which has inspired Michelle to take stock of the things that have helped her and the stoma community to feel more confident, more accepted, and less alone.
Jen would have died if her stoma surgery had been delayed by just another day. Here she discusses her gratitude for the people speaking out about their lives as ostomates, and those who gave her the confidence to go ahead with the surgery which saved her life.
Alice Edwards is an ostomate and owner of Baggy Apparel – a clothing label for ostomates, with a sense of humour. Alice’s creations are fun, positive pieces of casual wear and they’re gaining lots of love on social media. We caught up with Alice for a little chat about how Baggy Apparel came to be….