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Hey Media, I Have A Story!

Two days ago I was contacted via Twitter (@JessGrossman), and my Facebook… and the Uncover Ostomy page by a reporter named Jonathan Sher from the London Free Press in London, Ontario.

He reallllly wanted to get into contact with me so that he could write an article about the campaign. I could not put it into words how grateful I was that he wanted to help spread the word.

Since we started this in 2009, it’s been extremely hard to garner the attention of the media. For some reason, no one wants to write about bags! (Ok, I guess I understand why… but that’s the reason I started the campaign!) So whenever I am approached by someone who has a voice, someone who can help spread the word beyond my capabilities, I am in their debt.

Today, the article was published with amazing response!

Following this article, I was messaged by a guy from 106.9 the X radio station in London who also wanted to interview me!

This is why the media is so important, one article can help snowball the message to others which will spread the word to even more people!

It’s been a difficult process, getting the media’s attention, but slowly, we’re getting there.

If you want to hear the interview (not sure if it’s live or not) I’m calling him in about 3 minutes (2:30pm EST). Edit: I was told it would be on the 5pm newscast! You can listen here

Keep spreading the word!

Jessica Grossman
info@uncoverostomy.org
7 Comments
  • Rica Night
    Posted at 21:28h, 12 July

    Jess, as usual, you *rock*. Loved the article and the accompanying photo.

    What a fabulous role model you are for anyone with an ostomy, no matter the person's age or gender. Finding your Flickr photos 3 years ago changed my entire outlook on whether the life-saving surgery I'd had needed to have a deleterious effect on my sex life. Short answer: nope.

    Long may you spread your delightful brand of wisdom!

  • Scott
    Posted at 00:05h, 13 July

    I saw the article today, great stuff.

    I was diagnosed with Crohn's almost twenty years ago. One of the most difficult things I’ve had to deal with has been the inherent sense of shame that comes with bowel disease. My embarrassment has often been worse than my physical symptoms.

    I have so much respect for what you are doing. It’s such a positive message of self-acceptance. It’s important for everyone, especially young people who are suffering, to understand that they shouldn’t feel ashamed about what they’re going through.

    Scott

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    Posted at 03:09h, 14 July

    Jess, I admire your courage. Too many many with ostomies, and even more without, are uncomfortable with the subject. I love the confident way you have dealt with the subject. Keep up the good work, and thank you!

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