Gill Castle is on a mission to break down fear and stigma around swimming with a stoma bag.
She proudly wears her colostomy pouch, which she needs following a traumatic childbirth – something Gill calls an “unspoken topic of conversation”.
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To raise awareness of stomas and birth trauma, Gill has spent the winter months swimming in the sea off the coast of north-east England.
She told her story to BBC World Service’s Newsday.
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