by Lynne Richardson

Speak Up About Your Stoma; Even If Your Voice Shakes

by Lynne Richardson

The urostomy is often referred to as the ‘forgotten stoma’. Here Lynne tells us how she’s been affected by the lack of awareness and what she does to bring about change.

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Categories: Raising Awareness, Urostomy

by Michelle Williams

Speaking Out Changes The Lives Of Ostomates

by Michelle Williams

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.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Raising Awareness, Mental Health

by Jen McGregor

Speaking Out Really Does Change Lives

by Jen McGregor

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.

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Categories: Raising Awareness, Surgery

by SecuriCare Team

Interview With Alice Edwards From Baggy Apparel

by SecuriCare Team

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….

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Categories: Raising Awareness, Fashion

by Michelle Williams

My Awesome Life With A Stoma

by Michelle Williams

Michelle recently came across some negative talk around stomas, which inspired her to write about how much she loves her life

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness, Raising Awareness

by Billie Anderson

Why I Started Blogging About My Stoma

by Billie Anderson

Billie Anderson was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in January 2017. She tells us what led her to start blogging about her health journey, and why she loves her stoma.

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Categories: Living With A Stoma, Chronic Illness, Raising Awareness