Welcome to the latest edition of Swim Wild podcast.
This week’s guest is Gill, known on social media as Stoma Chameleon.
The episode itself is a complete shot of pure joy. If your levels are getting low, this will definitely top them up.
Which some people might find surprising, because Gill is talking about her experience of birth trauma that led to her having a permanent stoma. You could be forgiven for thinking that this might be quite a tough, but worthwhile listen.
It definitely is worthwhile, but it is not tough at all. It is about 45 minutes of pure joy and enthusiasm for life that you will find infectious.
30,000 women every year are affected by birth trauma. Gill’s message is that life is not over after trauma – on the contrary, life can go on and in unexpected and exciting ways.
Before I share the links to all the organisations Gill mentions during our chat, I do have a shout out to anyone who can put Gill in touch with the other channel swimmer who also has a stoma. If you know who this is, please message Gill via any one of her social media routes and put them in touch. All links are below.
And finally, if you can donate to her Channel swim fundraising, Ostomy Mermums, please do – here
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