Top Pick Of Stoma Bloggers

Stoma bloggers have done such a lot to reduce barriers around some key topics. We know how important it is to be able to draw on other people’s experiences when going through something like stoma surgery, so we thought we would share our top stoma bloggers and social media influencers. Thank you to everyone who took part in our stoma week. We had an amazing response and it was great to get so much support from the stoma community.

Do check out the work of these amazing people, and let us know if you’d like to add to the conversation – you can tell your own story right here on the Bladder & Bowel Community website. Simply email us at [email protected] to find out more.

So Bad Ass – Sam Cleasby

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  • Facebook – @SoBadAss1
  • Instagram – sobadass_sam
  • Twitter – @so_bad_ass 

Sam Cleasby is a blogger and public speaker, raising awareness of IBD, ostomies and self esteem. Sam has Ulcerative Colitis and has endured many complications and surgeries following her original stoma surgery several years. Sam is a strong force in the ostomy community, where you’ll find her campaigning for invisible disability rights.

Keith Thomas

Keith is one of the most positive ostomates around and you can regularly see him shouting about how having a stoma has changed his life for the better. He’s always looking to raise money for different charities and is an all round good guy!

Keith kindly talked to us about his own story, and how his stoma ‘Homer’ gave him a new lease of life. Read his story here.

Jessica’s Stoma Journey

Jessica is only six years old, yet is raising awareness of her ‘apple’. Jessical recently won the Liverpool Echo award for Courage. Despite still experiencing pain and bowel issues, Jessica remains upbeat and is one brave little lady.

Glittery Guts – Alannah-Jayne Simpson

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  • Facebook – @glitterygutsx
  • Instagram – glitterygutsx
  • Twitter – @glitterygutsx

Alannah shares her journey of living with Crohn’s Disease, an ostomy and mental health conditions in an honest and open blog.

Double Trouble Stoma Girl 68 – Vikki Palmer 

  • Facebook – @rosieandjim68
  • Instagram – vikki40
  • Twitter – @vikkipalmer68

Vikki is a double ostomate with a colostomy and Urostomy due to having MS, Fowler’s Syndrome and Psoriatic Arthritis and she uses her blog and social media pages to raise awareness of having an ostomy and invisible illnesses.

Sahara Fleetwood-Beresford 

Sahara shares advice on how to live with IBD and an ostomy, everything from diet, clothing, going out and about and the latest research.

IBD Katie – Katie Smith

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  • Instagram – @ibdkatie
  • Twitter –  @katiemlsmith

Katie shares her survival guide on living with IBD and chronic illness in general. Katie also shares stories from others living with a chronic illness.