Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. Affiliate links were used in this post.
BLOOM: A Journey to Self-Love by Brittany Travesté
About the Book
Manifested from the seed of reflection, Bloom is one woman’s restorative quest toward love-of the internal sort. Through bare as bones poems, narrative essays, and brief meditations, it proves to be healing for you, too, if you’ve ever looked upon yourself and cringed at the not so beautiful. Bloom seeks release and acceptance. It is an act of utter vulnerability with the hope of giving you freedom to sprout gracefully into your most magical self, understanding that every experience, lapse in judgment, and fall from grace has led you right back to you. In Bloom you’ll recall that yours is the love that you’ve been searching for all along. You were planted for this.
I really enjoyed this book, despite not being much of a fan of poetry books. I enjoy listening to poetry but reading it is another story. However, BLOOM is full of so many stories and recollections that I could relate to that I couldn’t put it down for long.
The author divided the book into stages – Seed, Sprout, Grow and Bloom – and it’s an accurate way to describe the different stages that we all go through in life and in our pursuits of love in all forms. I appreciate that she was vulnerable with us because it really adds to the entire book. Without complete vulnerability, I wouldn’t have felt certain emotions while reading about the loss of her father and how she knowingly made bad decisions while dealing with men. We’ve all been there (even if we pretend like we haven’t) and many of us have come to a place of accountability as well.