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Q: Who started OC and when did the publication launch?

A: OstomyConnection was founded by Christine Kim in 2015. 

Q: What kind of website is OC?

A: OstomyConnection is a global media and entertainment company. We are a publication for the millions of people around the world whose stories aren't represented — or often misrepresented — in the media. OC is the leading digital destination for ostomates.

Q: What is an ostomy?

A: An ostomy is a medical term used to generalize three main types of lifesaving surgery; colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy. People need to have these operations for many different reasons; including cancer, diverticulitis, injury, inflammatory bowel disease, rare illnesses, Hirschsprung's, and more. A person with a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy must wear a pouching system on their abdomen to collect waste that exits the body through a stoma.

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A: Join our newsletter for stories delivered to your inbox each week.

Q: Can I republish one of your articles on my website or in my newsletter?

A: First off, thank you so much! Please read our republishing guidelines

Q: I'd like to write for OC. Do you accept content submissions?

A: Yes, we do! Connect your voice by becoming a contributor

Q: My company makes ostomy products. How can I advertise?

A: We offer a full range of options. See our advertising page to get started. 

Q: I wrote a book. How can I have it added to your reading list?

A: Currently we do not accept book submissions online. Please mail a copy of your book and contact info to:

Attn: Editors
6841 Virginia Parkway, Suite 103-183
McKinney, Texas 75071

Q: I'm a big fan. How can I support OC?

A: For as little as $1 you can support our publication — and it only takes a minute. Thank you!

Q: I noticed an error in your article. Who should I notify?

OC welcomes complaints about errors that warrant correction. Messages on editorials can be e-mailed to

Q: I have ostomy supplies to donate. Where can I send them?

A: Thanks for thinking of others! Please contact Kindred Box for donation info.