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Top 4 Ostomy Products

Ostomies are becoming much more common now. I am in a few groups on Facebook for people with IBD and/or living with J-Pouches / Ostomies and speak with quite a few people going through a journey pretty similar to my own. Because I've been asked a few times about this, I thought I'd share a post ... READ the POST

My top 4 ostomy products! Links included.

Give Back Without Leaving Your Home!

The Holidays: Give Back Without Leaving Your Home I've said it many times on my blog, but figured it wouldn't hurt to say it once more: this is absolutely my favorite time of year. I love  Christmas time because it's just so peaceful! It even smells different outside. People are happier, more ... READ the POST

Stuff Stockings With Me!

Hello lovely! It's my favorite time of year again! Christmas time. This has always been my moms abolute favorite which of course rubbed off on me just a tad. I went a little overboard this year trying to make sure everyone was taken care of but it's for a good cause right? So today... We're ... READ the POST

In need of some Christmas inspiration? Get some cute ideas here! Let's stuff stockings together!

To the Others Out There Who Have a Parent With a Mental Illness

This article was originally published on The Mighty - by myself, of course.  A lot of people know me as a happy-go-lucky, fun-loving person. You would never imagine Shawn, of all people, would have a chronic illness, just because I hide it so well. However, growing up, there was always one thing I ... READ the POST

A letter to others who have a parent suffering from a mental illness.

How I Explained My IBD to My Partner: Awareness Week

Hi guys! Sorry I'm so late posting. I'll be posting a life update after IBD Awareness Week letting everyone know what's been going on and why I've been a little distracted. Well anyway, Day 5 of IBD Awareness Week is "How I Explained IBD To My Partner" - this is a question I've actually ... READ the POST

A funny story about how I explained Inflammatory Bowel Disease to my boyfriend! Happy iBD Awareness Week!

YouTube Live Chat: Awareness Week

Welcome back friends and bean heads! Incase you missed the Youtube Live chat featuring myself and other IBD advocates, discussing our Jpouches, surgery, ect. You can check it out below! YouTube Live J-Pouch Chat: ... READ the POST

A Youtube chat hosted by Colitis Ninja to answer FAQs about living with a J-Pouch and adjusting to live after IPAA Surgeries.

What They're Saying

"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy."

Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017
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"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy." Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017

"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."

 

Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017
2017-09-08T14:21:19-04:00
"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."   Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017

"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes."

Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017
2017-09-08T14:26:29-04:00
"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes." Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017

" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."

 

Sara R, Sep. 12 2017
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" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."   Sara R, Sep. 12 2017

Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.

 

Collin, Jan. 9, 2019
2019-01-09T22:11:58-04:00
Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.   Collin, Jan. 9, 2019