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.
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.
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.
Independent museums are pillars of communities for people to find out about their own heritage and have a place to gather together. The COVID19 crisis is pushing a lot of them to the brink,
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.
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?
Heather Dalgleish writes about feeling a lack of inspiration at this time of the year and pushing through the hump.
Heather Dalgleish talks about new years resolutions and what she is taking into 2021
Heather Dalgleish talks about her experiences with body hair and learning to feel feminine no matter what you choose.
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?
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.
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?