Girls With Guts is about empowering all women with IBD and ostomies! We think one of the best ways to do that is to share our stories with each other. Do you have a desire to tell your story or write about a specific event that changed your attitude or a situation that altered your outlook? If so, we’d love to hear from you. To get started, send your story idea to

If you already have a completed story or blog you would like to share to be considered for publication; please check it follows our Submission Guidelines before submitting it.

Submission guidelines:

  • Completed submissions should be between 700-1000 words.
  • Submit 1-3 photos of yourself or of something that relates to your submission. Please submit at least one that is high res (at least 1900 px wide).
  • Keep things PG-13. We like power words as much as you do, but we want girls of all ages to read your stories.
  • If you have a YouTube video or other social media content that you’d like to submit, please include the link.
  • If there is a specific title you’d like us to use for your submission, please let us know.
  • Please send your submissions to

In some instances, as part of our commitment to empower new voices and to create awareness & education around the additional challenges and disparities that women of diverse backgrounds (racial, ethnic, age & sexual orientation) face while living with IBD and/or ostomies, a member from our Community Connection committee may reach out to you.

*Disclaimer: All completed submissions will be considered. Not all will be posted. To increase the chances that your blog is posted, we strongly recommend you reach out to with your ideas before completing your submission.

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