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44 year old NYC resident with IBS, they/them

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

“I have severe IBS and always have supplies with me in my backpack - spare underwear, toilet paper, plastic bags.  One morning, it was incredibly early while I was on my way to work (think 4am).  I started having a panic attack in the subway and there were no bathrooms open for me. None in the subway nor anywhere else.  Unfortunately, there was no way I was going to make it to work without having an accident. I ended up running out of the subway station and went between two cars.  Worst moment of my (IBS) life. I'd be embarrassed if I weren't so angry about the lack of bathrooms in this city. 

I've lived here most of my life and one of the most enticing things about moving out is access to bathrooms. The pandemic made a horrific situation almost impossible.”

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