Kudos to : Katharine Elkington :)

Photo Credit: Rachael Shane
Photo Credit: Rachael Shane

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.

Full article: https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/this-is-my-body-today-what-ive-lost-and-what-im-115940443688.html

Kudos to Katharine Elkington for spreading awareness about IBD!