Trouble In The Schoolyard (contribution to BRIDGE magazine)

Hi everyone,

How are you? Last year I was approached by the editor of BRIDGE magazine (a magazine published quarterly by the Continence Foundation of Australia. Link here: http://www.continence.org.au/ ), to contribute an article for them. The topic is  how myself and another Encopresis survivor, survived  years of Fecal Incontinence and schoolyard bullying.

Bullying at school is hard enough in itself (and will blog about them) without Encopresis making it worse. My favorite quote in the article is this:

“I suppose it was good in a way, having the accidents – at least I know who my true friends were” (~ Hannah Brown).

What do you think about it? Do you agree? I’ll blog about my thoughts on this statement in another post.

The link to the article is here (Page 4 & 5):  http://www.continence.org.au/data/files/Bridge_2015/Bridge_Summer_2015.pdf

I do have the editor’s permission to include this article and the magazine on my blog, and book. Thank you Continence Foundation of Australia for the opportunity to contribute to the magazine, and look forward to doing so again in the future. For more information on the Bridge magazine, here is the link: http://www.continence.org.au/pages/current_bridge.html

Take care,

Dimity

6 thoughts on “Trouble In The Schoolyard (contribution to BRIDGE magazine)

  1. Gerard 29/04/2016 / 6:32 pm

    A really good article – well done 🙂

  2. James Parkin 27/04/2016 / 11:25 pm

    Thank you so much for contributing to this article, Dimity. I also know what it is like to be bullied at school, although in my case it wasn’t because of my soiling, and I’m sorry you suffered at the hands of your peers because of something you couldn’t control.

    The great thing is you have used your experiences to help today’s children and young people who have encopresis. I am sure that raising awareness of this condition is key to reducing the social stigma, isolation and bullying that is so often associated with it.

    • naturegirl015 28/04/2016 / 12:09 am

      Thank you James Parkin! Thank you for your continued support and friendship. I’m so proud of you opening up about your Encopresis journey and helping other families including your books for children. Take care.

      Dimity

  3. Harry M VanHoudnos 27/04/2016 / 1:05 am

    I just got done reading the story. VERY WELL DONE! I hope it not only helps those that are bullied, but those with Encopresis as well.

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