A few weeks ago, I received the following email from a reporter for CNN news.
I’m a reporter for CNN, and I’m working on a piece about fashion challenges faced by people with ostomies, and I found your vlog just so refreshing and positive. Would you have time to answer a few questions via e-mail or hop on the phone for a chat? I’m definitely looking to focus attention on the people who are working to empower women especially to feel beautiful and unashamed, and either hide their accessory, or use it as a talking point and conversation starter.
Managing Editor, CNN
Following this email I was sent a list of questions which varied from fashion with an ostomy to empowering women who live with an ostomy.
The result is the following article posted on the front page of Latest News on CNN.com. Life does not end with an ostomy…in reality it is just beginning. Please follow this link to read the CNN article.
It is with great privilege that I am part of something that brings to the forefront that living with an ostomy does not have to be an end to feeling and looking beautiful, pretty, or confident. In my case, the way I feel now with my ostomy truly has given me the health to look and feel better about myself.
“Beautiful isn’t the way you look, it’s when you’re being yourself.” ~Unknown