Comment

Whatever small or big event that happens in the world, Bloom will have someone commenting on it. Whether it be controversial, kindhearted or just a general rambling, you’ll find all posts of this type amalgamated here.

The Silent Killer

We lose around 450 people to cancer every day. Elaine Dalgleish has experienced this first hand and wrote this poignant piece encouraging women with potential symptoms of ovarian cancer to visit their doctor after losing her own mother to this often symptomless illness.

Why Does Diet Culture Target Women?

I don’t know a single girl who hasn’t had a toxic relationship with their mothers and dieting. For as long as I can remember, my mum has talked all things diet, from working out, to getting slim for summer, to eating nothing but protein for weeks at a time.

A Reflection on Love

Jasmine Hall writes on her personal experiences of love and what she has learnt from her years of dating.

A Very Eco Valentines

Valentines day doesn’t have to be expensive or bad for the environment, Heather Dalgleish talks about getting eco with your valentines gifts this year

Liquid Relationships

Love is complicated, hard and sometimes belongs in the trash, and Laura Menendez writes on her feelings on how love can conquer all, if you give it a go that is…

What is Home?

I always thought I knew what home was. I grew up in the same place, the same town, the same house and with the same people. It felt right, and it felt safe. I knew the streets like the back of my hand, every ginnel, every park. I’d never left, I’d never moved. My life rotated around Preston and all that came from Preston, the people, the atmosphere, the traditions. Life was home and home was more than just the four walls where I was raised.

Going Off The Rails

The UK is a country with a proud railway heritage, but in the 1960s, almost half of Britain’s railways were scrapped. The historic trains that ran on them are now few and far between – here, I comment on why they’re gone, and where you can go to see them and their routes now.

How do You Define a Vegan?

What does being vegan entail, in your understanding of this ‘ism’? Are you vegan if you simply do not eat meat and animalistic products? Or does it extend further, to entail the clothes you wear, the skincare products you apply and the cigarettes you smoke? And who decides this?

“I’ve been wanking all night.”

In episode 6 season 1 of sex education popular girl blonde Amee is asked what she wants while having sex. “I’ve never been asked that before” the character recognizes, worried. How are you meant to enjoy sex if you have never figured what you enjoy in the first place? How are women meant to own and enjoy their sexuality if pleasure is always linked to what a guy wants?

The Pizza Attack

Although accommodation for different dietary requirements is on the up, lockdown stunted a lot of vegetarian options on menus. Even before that, as Nela Cadi recounts, catering can be a struggle for those with special dietary requirements.

The Problem With Modern Day Chick Flicks

Maybe it’s the rose tinted glasses, but surely we’ve got a problem. The movie genre known as “chick flicks” used to be empowering, argues Heather Dalgleish. So why, recently, have they become performative and promoted inappropriate sexual narratives?

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