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 [...]

An Indisputable: The Worth of One’s Self

Society is fixated with numerical values, to clearly identify somethings attainability or quality. Our modern day culture has moved away from simplicity and certain aspects of practicality, as materialism and vanity is embedded into societal ideology. As our society has progressed over time, the pressure that is amongst us to be this perfect person is [...]

Finding Balance

In order to stay centred, we're told to find a 'balance' between our different commitments and obligations, and as a student, I find this particularly difficult, as a work routine is not present due to the style of course that I am undertaking. Thus, I find myself disregarding certain areas of my life, for example [...]