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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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 Herrington

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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The Mental Thing About Physical Illness.

TW: Mental health, anxiety, depression, trauma. One thing I never counted on was the mental implications of a physical illness. When I was diagnosed with UC, I’d been flat bound for nearly three months. I wasn’t eating properly, I couldn’t stand on my own and spent most of my time either in bed or on […]

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Interview with Jenny McGibbon from This Thing They Call Recovery.

Jenny McGibbon is a freelance graphic designer from Scotland. She created a chronic illness platform, This Thing They Call Recovery to reach others within the community. Jenny offers realism, support, humour and comfort to the thousands of people all over the globe suffering with a chronic condition. Here we talked about everything from managing her […]

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Interview with Angelina from stoma fashion brand Aura Clothing.

Angelina was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease aged 12 and had her ileostomy formed aged 13 after 11 months of unsuccessful treatment. Due to her own struggles with her stoma and finding stoma-friendly clothing, she founded Aura Clothing; a fashion brand that creates custom clothing for those with an ostomy. I interviewed her about her experiences […]

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