Mental Health Double Standards

Hello Blooms, UM...I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION Why do we respect suffering in silence; not wanting to 'trouble' anyone with a so-called problem? Why do we expect this of ourselves yet encourage other people to talk to us about anything that is on their mind? We are upholding the negative stereotypes we are actively trying [...]

The Mirror Before Me Now

Dear Blooms, I guess you could say this piece follows on from my last post. However, rather than focusing on my personal journey with anorexia, I wanted to talk about my body image now that I am in remission from anorexia; because it's complex and something which I don't see being discussed very often. DISCLAIMER: [...]

Mental Health, w/ a Side of Mince Pies

Hello Blooms, Thank you for the positive feedback on the previous post titled, Stripped Bare. It was difficult to eloquently express my experiences, memories and feelings regarding the subject matter, and I'm ever so pleased that it was well received. Within that post I mentioned how I truly enjoyed the collaborative piece on Women's Mental [...]

Stripped bare

Hello Blooms, First and foremost I just want to thank you all for the positive feedback we received on the previous post. It was the first collaborative submission piece (multiple contributors), and it was awesome being able to use this blog as a way to express both my own experiences, alongisde those of others. Being [...]

Our Voice: Pieces from Inspirational Women About Mental Health

Introduction Dear readers, I am thrilled to have the, albeit - small platform, to write about personal experiences, or produce supportive or relatable content regarding specific topics. However, in this post I am handing over the microphone to the wonderful female warriors who have contributed a piece of writing regarding mental health from a female's [...]

The Mighty F! Living w/ Fibromyalgia: Part 1

Fibromyalgia noun a rheumatic condition characterised by muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness and localised tenderness at specific points on the body. In 2013 I developed the condition fibromyalgia, which affects the nervous system - causing heightened sensitivity to environmental and biological stressors. It took until 2014 to get a diagnosis, and it was far [...]