Disability and Sexuality, part 1

As a disabled womxn I oftentimes used to feel left out of the conversations regarding sex, relationships, and sexual health. So earlier this year I took it upon myself to change that in a small capacity, not just for myself- but with the hope that it would serve as representation in a small way for [...]

Needing a carer from a sick person’s perspective | ME Association

Hello, my name’s Lori- AKA ‘Bud to Bloom’, a UK based disability, and mental health blogger living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, ME, and a host of other comorbidities.  My journey with chronic illness started at age 13, and like many spoonie warriors it appeared to come from nowhere.  However after a few years I was [...]

Bloom’s recommended – Letter to Pain Management — tearydawn

I don’t know how to articulate my feelings and experiences in the small amount of time that we’re allotted. I wish I could take you home for a few days to see exactly what my life is like and what I go through. It’s not obvious in a half hour appointment where I’m simply sitting […] [...]

The EDS Chronicles: Dating Shouldn’t be a Chronic Pain

Blooms, Over the past few months, I have been relatively busy over the past few months - attending hospital appointments, travelling to Scotland for a family graduation, seeing friends before the uni year commenced, and OH I downloaded Tinder. My experience with Tinder has been interesting - I've had only decent encounters with people who [...]