October 4th, 2014 marks this year’s “World Ostomy Day”. It’s a day that many ostomy associations and advocates use to promote greater awareness for ostomates around the world. I don’t typically tend to put extra emphasis on “special days”, since living with an ostomy and advocating for other ostomates is something I do every waking hour, but for this year’s World Ostomy Day, I’d like to encourage ostomates to celebrate life, and not be slowed down because of an ostomy.
I’ve been invited to speak at the Ostomy Toronto meeting on October 16, 2014. This will be in a live interview format, so I’ll be answering all kinds of questions for the group.
UPDATE: I won the award! I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I have been nominated for this year’s … Read more
We have so many amazing advocates in the IBD and ostomy community, but one team of advocates really stands out with a campaign they’ve been able to turn into an international sensation, and that’s the #GetYourBellyOut movement.
Started in March 2014, the #getyourbellyout team is made up of four incredibly hard-working ladies: Victoria Marie (twitter @colitisandme), Gem Gem (twitter @wales28), Sahara (twitter @Sahara88uk) and Lorna (twitter @lornamary_1981).