I hope you all got to read an article that was published via Yahoo News this past weekend titled, This is My Body Today: What I’ve Lost and What I’m Learning. It’s a powerful story about a young woman and her struggle living with Ulcerative Colitis. After reading her article, I had tears in my eyes. Tears of sadness and hope.
I had lost those 16 pounds due to lack of nutrients, but still had a summer tan and defined muscles from yoga. My body was quite literally dying, but I kept hearing how great I looked. I was so angry with those people for complimenting me. How could they not see my constant pain? How could they see what I had lost as beauty? (Elkington, K., “This is My Body Today: What I’ve Lost and What I’m Learning”, 2015)
I’m starting to see this article pop up everywhere and even the CCFA shared it. So please read and share.
Kudos to Katharine Elkington for spreading awareness about IBD!