Saturday, February 04 2017
The moment is here - The magazine was born!
Welcome to the first issue of the Ostomistic Life, a free quarterly eZine dedicated to helping young people with an ostomy to navigate their lives. It is founded by a young ostomate for young ostomates... but anyone can read it.
When I originally started my blog it was because I was struggling to find relatable content because representation in the media matters and since was a passion of mine to try and help other young people with a stoma to feel less alone. I learned graphic design and had a dream of one day starting an online magazine... and I have!
I had originally planned this to be created and launched at the end of 2015 but I started chemotherapy and wasn't able to dedicate the amount of energy, time and love that this baby needed... which brings us to now!
I hope you enjoy the first issue, it has been curated with incredible content from an array of contributors as well as some pages to win.
Thank you for sharing in this exciting moment and happy reading.
ISSUE 1 | The Ostomistic Life eZine
I know I only have the Australian Stoma support groups/sites listed, I underestimated how long it would take to collate the whole world. I am still working on this and will be added as each page is ready (apologies)
If you love it let me know.
Work on issue 2 has begun, click here to sign up to receive the next issue straight to your inbox. For articles I am looking for or if you have a topic you want to discuss please get in touch. Some ideas can be found via the pinned post below or on the facebook page.
All I can say, Talya, is WOW!!! You have done an amazing job with this. Clever, talented you!
Posted by JENNIFER ANNE SIMPSON on 05/02/2017 - 06:35 AM
Well done Talya!! A fantastic ezine. Can we subscribe if we are over 40 but young at heart? Keep up the good work!
Posted by Leonie Krushka on 06/02/2017 - 07:01 PM
Hey Leonie, I know the resources out there for younger people with a stoma is more limited to that of the older population, so I just wanted younger people to know this is for them. I am happy for readers of any ages to read it but I won't stop anyone from wanting to read it :) so don't worry! I hope the next issue will be as well received as this one, definitely subscribe by all means Hoping I didn't cause any offence or upset by saying it was under 40's mag, was more just a way for younger people to know :) Thank you for taking the time to read it. I am pretty proud of how it came together, Talya
Posted by Talya | Feeling Ostomistic & Ostomistic Life on 06/02/2017 - 08:21 PM