How it all began.

My journey with Ulcerative Colitis started in June/July 2016. My first symptoms were bloating and a general feeling that something wasn’t right. That was quickly followed by blood in my stool. I tried to ignore it and thought it would go away. A month of trying to hid it, I went to a GP. I […]

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I’m not on this earth to be a baby-making-machine.

I always knew I wanted to get married, have a house (with the housing market at its current rate, that won’t be until I’m old and wrinkly but a girl can dream to a cupboard under the stairs) and do well in my career. I always knew I wanted to go to university and live […]

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Instagram my body isn’t dangerous, so stop branding it as violent.

A few days a ago Instagram took down one of my posts for being against community guidelines. They branded it as “violent and dangerous”. The video was an explanation of my stoma – it showed my bagless body and my naked stoma and this is what they (or someone who reported me) deemed unacceptable for […]

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World Contraception Day: No, it’s not “just a woman’s problem.”

992 million people use contraception around the world and almost 300 million of them are dissatisfied with the contraceptive they are on.  As a society we have developed more iPhones in a shorter space of time than we have contraception.  The pill – the one most of our doctors ‘recommended’ when we were 15 – […]

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Turning Trauma Into a Career.

“Crohn’s and Colitis are serious conditions which aren’t taken seriously. They cost the NHS as much as cancer and heart disease per patient, and can be just as devastating, but they lag behind in the recognition and support needed to improve lives. Unacceptably high levels of emergency care and delays to diagnosis, investigations, and surgery, […]

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Interview with Dr Natalie Getreu from Hertility Health.

I interviewed Dr Natalie Getreu, Co- Founder and COO of Hertility Health on all things reproductive health. She talks about the taboo fertility faces and its link to gut health, the possible implications of IBD and stoma surgery on reproductive health. As many as 1 in 7 of us experience infertility, so why are we […]

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Interview with Alex From OneNine5

Alex is the founder of ethical travel case company OneNine5.  This is the first time he is talking about his journey with Crohn’s Disease.   You can find a little treat and links/instagram pages at the bottom of this interview! When were you diagnosed with Crohn’s? It was 2003, I was 14 years old and […]

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My Thank You To The NHS.

Throughout the summer of 2020, up and down the U.K. Brits stood on front door steps or hung out of windows, raising the alarm through cheers and whoops, car horns and clapping, in honour of those on the frontline working tirelessly to save lives in the first few months of this pandemic. A weekly occurrence […]

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Interview with Isabella Beresford

Isabella Beresford is 26 and lives in the South West of England. She teaches meditation and runs a female empowerment clothing brand called, Indigo Lily; using her platform to share important messages on the female form. I interviewed her about the impact of meditation, women’s bodies and female empowerment.  How and why did you turn […]

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Interview with Courtney-Jade

Courtney-Jade is 23, from Bath and lives with her fiancé Adam and dog Susan. She was diagnosed with Scoliosis aged 14, IBS aged 21 and Overactive Bladder Syndrome (aka OAB) aged 22. I interviewed her about her experience managing three chronic conditions and all the incredible work she’s doing on social media. Tell me about […]

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