Show how you feel

Illustrating the invisible


You don't always need words to start a conversation.

So, how do you show people what it's like to live with Crohn's and Colitis?

Why not start by creating your own #ItTakesGuts poster to share with friends and family?

Then check out our growing gallery of illustrations – and share your favourites on social. (If you're feeling super creative, you could even create your own!)

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I don’t think I've met anyone who wasn’t supportive. I moved in with some of my friends and they saw first-hand how bad it could be, and because they already knew about my condition they were really supportive and looked after me – making sure I had food or a cup of tea or anything when I was ill.

Rhiannon, living with Ulcerative Colitis
Start talking

From speaking about your symptoms to opening up with work colleagues, we have lots of tips, support and ideas on how to talk about Crohn's and Colitis.

Find out more