Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week - Spotlight on our GWGs

Girls with Guts share some unique skills. We can find a bathroom in any concert venue, campus, or national park. We are armed and ready with a full portfolio of poop jokes. We learn that some days, just getting dressed, having a bite to eat, and settling down with a good book is a victory. While these things unite us, women with inflammatory bowel disease are united by the little things, they walk many different paths through the lives built around their disease. For Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week 2017, Girls with Guts is excited to feature some of our courageous IBD warriors. We are honored to introduce: Billie Anderson, a university student in Portsmouth, England studying history. Billie was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis earlier this year.

Kate Gambs Knickerbocker, an English/ESL professor and mom of two in northern California. Kate was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2012.

Sarah Lemansky, a Massachusetts college student studying fine arts. Sarah was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2014.

Carol Claus, an IT business analyst in northern Virginia. Carol was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 1996.

Angela Cohen, a patient group leader for a Crohn's and Colitis Foundation support group in Wisconsin. Angela was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2010.

We hope you enjoy their stories inspiring and appreciate their willingness to share. This Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, consider sharing your experience in the world of inflammatory bowel disease! Whether spoken or on social media, sharing your IBD journey can help to shape the narrative and combat the stigma surrounding this disease. Be loud, be proud, and be yourself!