About the author

Surakhsha is a digital operations executive at a leading medical communications agency. Having previously worked for brands such as Samsung and Volkswagen Group UK, she has a love for everything digital. Despite having Crohn’s Disease from the age of 9, Surakhsha has refused to let it get her down too much. Surakhsha is also a co-founder of a new global platform IBDesis, whose mission is to create resources, education and awareness for South Asians around the world living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with or without stomas, to minimise the cultural stigma and normalise the diagnosis in addition to treatment and surgery. Surakhsha’s aim is to be an advocate in raising awareness of inflammatory bowel disease and provide support for fellow suffers.