The Bios of our January 2021 Calendar Models

Updated: Nov 12

This is where you can get to know our real life models to understand their personal link to the cause, why they took part, how this helped them and a little bit more about them.

Please come back to view updates as these come in. (Last updated 11/11/2020)

Lija Steel:

I’m 36 from Northumberland. 

I have had Crohns from the age of 13 starting with a tunnel of perianal abscesses, this has brought on PTSD, Mental Health issues, endometriosis, kidney stones, many surgeries, bladder issues and now have a permanent ileostomy that I got at the age of 22 and short bowel. I only have 1 kidney and have sever fatigue and arthritis. 

I have a page called Guts Are Gone on Facebook and @guts_aregone on Instagram 💜

Being part of this photo shoot made me feel like I had a purpose, raising awareness about invisible disability is something I absolutely love doing and was honoured to be part of this for an amazing cause 💜

Louise Brady: TBC

Kendra Brady: TBC

Alannah-Jayne Simpson:

I blog about my life with Crohn’s Disease/Vaginal Crohn’s Disease, Behcets Disease, Sciatica, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Inflammatory Arthritis, Asthma, Hyper Mobility Syndrome, Pernicious Anemia, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD and Depression at glitterygutsx

I loved taking part to raise money for charities that mean a lot to Jessica, by raising awareness about my illnesses that are known and unknown! It made me push through a really bad day and I'm so glad that I did.


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