A bit about me


Hello my lovelies,

Bud to Bloom is my pride and joy – here I write about my challenges navigating life with mental illness, and a rare disease (known as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome). This blog a place I found great solace by using it as a literary outlet

As the name suggests, is about my journey through life in an effort to find self-love, in order to flourish from a bud into a natural bloom. I invite you to take this journey alongside me, or simply to have insight into the journeys that others embark upon so we can learn from each other.

Lori x

Lori’s writing is incredible! Her article featured on our website is one of our most viewed, with extremely low bounce rate, and a high time rate spent on her article. Our community has been enthralled with Lori’s excellent storytelling and eloquent writing abilities.

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“Working with Lori from the very beginning was a delightful experience. Her response times were consistently prompt and allowed us to work together efficiently. Her writing is insightful and thoughtful and she has a wonderful ability to meaningfully resonate with her audience. Our collaboration was incredibly well-received and we couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to have worked with her.”

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Recent Posts

Accessing queer spaces

We as a community understand that, it’s the active listening, fundraising, and making these alterations which is the really important matter – especially regarding smaller businesses. The excuse however, which I often hear being brought up, is using the mere fact you are a small business to deflect criticism about inaccessibility. Just because you’re a small business, doesn’t mean you can’t actively do all you can within your means to acquire support and ensure you’re as accommodating to a large minority. 

Disabled body politics- a queer perspective

Happy pride month!I’m aware that it may be news for many of my readers/followers that I’m queer, non-binary, and I’m also disabled.I’ve made blog posts in the past discussing topics such as growing up queer and disabled however as my style of content production has evolved, I have taken to finding empowerment and comfort in … Continue reading Disabled body politics- a queer perspective

Appointment prep: a symptom of ableism

We’re often told that “we treat symptoms, and don’t like to label people”, however I absolutely disagree with this sentiment. It’s nonsensical, if there are apparent and physical symptoms of a condition or comorbid conditions and you are purposefully undiagnosed because they don’t like to ‘label’ you, this is so inherently ableist, and I think because you hear this rhetoric so frequently, especially in paediatric care, that it’s important to unpick and discuss what’s actually at play when they say this, and how it can feed into, and reinforce a patient’s internalised ableism.

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