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.

What does it mean to be a woman?

In honour of 2021’s International Women’s Day Bloom decided to set out and ask people about what it means to be a woman. Here are some of the responses we got: “Being courageous, independent and able to give life.” “Inequality and pain.” “To me being a woman is much more than simply gender identity. It’sContinue reading “What does it mean to be a woman?”

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.