Stripping off for a good cause

WOMAN'S OWN|June 15, 2020

Stripping off for a good cause
These women found the confidence and courage they needed
MISHAAL KHAN

‘I want to remind myself that I’m good enough’

Jess Logan, 27, lives in Tamworth with her husband Dale, 31. Pulling on my jeans, I grab a T-shirt and throw it on, but not before taking a long, hard look at my reflection. I remember when, not so long ago, I’d barely been able to glance at myself in the mirror, horrified by an unsightly black pouch attached to my tummy: a stoma bag, used to collect waste because my body couldn’t manage it.

It was April 2017, when I was 25, that I first spotted blood in the loo, and as I awaited tests, more symptoms developed. I was in agony, rushing to the toilet up to 30 times a day, and even had accidents.

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June 15, 2020