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.
Mental Health Issues Are Not an Individual Weakness, but Something We Should All Educate Ourselves About
There’s a wariness associated with mental illness. I feel apprehensive about sharing my experience with new people that I meet. But I’ve recently decided to talk more about it. It’s important. And, in sharing my story, I often feel reassured that people can relate. They can clearly see how it happened. But why couldn’t I see it when I was becoming more ill?
It’s not always easy to make the switch t reusable alternatives, but as Heather Dalgleish reveals, a lot of small investments at the beginning can save you money, and the planet, in the long run. Here are some top tips for turning your bathroom more sustainable!
Loving your own company is something everyone should learn and its never too late
Your relationship with food can be complex, especially in the context of declining mental health. Heather Dalgleish writes how she learned to combat eating as a response to mental health difficulties. (TW: Eating, Food, Body Image, Counting Calories, Body Dysmorphia)
Even if you love food, your relationship with it can seriously impact your mental health. Chloe Dalgleish writes how she dealt with issues arising from her own relationship with food. (TW: Eating disorders)
Lets talk Asian hate and why it runs so deep in UK society, and around western countries all over the world
Periods have been happening since the dawn of time, but why are they so shameful? We discuss why periods aren’t best swept under the rug
In light of Sarah Everard murder, we find ourselves as women, worried about what happens at night. But we should reclaim the hours…
In her debut for In Full Bloom, Ellen Mae Page captures the mood of the moment in asking why women aren’t allowed to feel safe in public spaces in society or believed in the public eye.
As part of our series honouring International Women’s Day we thought it prescient to bring attention to the British welfare campaigner Emily Hobhouse. Throughout her life, Hobhouse was committed to combatting injustice and wasn’t afraid to bring public attention to the failures of a mighty British imperial government at the turn of the 20th century.
I am a woman – or at least I think I am. What does that statement even mean? I have so many questions about what it means to be a woman, and about gender in general. Is it all about behavioural patterns? Do I ‘perform’ my gender and manifest it in the way I act?Continue reading “Am I a Woman?”
Every year in the beginning of March, the ads and emails starts to roll in like an unbearable wave, destined to meet the shore. There are emails from companies who want to wish me a happy women’s day or congratulate me on being a woman, and influencers on social media who promotes products for womenContinue reading “Don’t Wish Me A Happy Women’s Day”
Washing the dishes takes up a lot of time if you’re going to be a genius. There are multiple explanations to why women have been forgotten throughout history. There are plenty of systematic procedures that forget women when their achievements look like they don’t belong to them. Women inhabit a society that is not builtContinue reading “The Engine that Makes the World Move”
Today, on International Woman’s Day 2021, lets talk about women and men, who don’t call themselves feminists
In a time of standstill, let’s take a moment to celebrate the progress of women. The women of the past, the women of the present and the women of the future – let’s celebrate the women of the world. Corona has been a subtle reminder of the victories fought for and won by the womenContinue reading “To the women of the world”
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.
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.
Laura Menendez writes from her perspective from reading Virginia Woolf, on motherhood and why feminism is so important when looking at gender roles
Heather Dalgleish presents why you should think of valentines day in a different way
As the 13th part of our valentines series, Annemarijn Huizinga writes life lessons she learnt from her 13 year old sister about love this valentines day
Jasmine Hall writes on her personal experiences of love and what she has learnt from her years of dating.
As the 11th part of our valentines series, Clara Fors Wisbyse reflects on her previous relationships and learning to love yourself this valentines day
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
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…
Heather Dalgleish talks about her experience watching formula one and actually finding herself enjoying it.