BIO

Priscilla Blossom is a writer and Latina feminist based in South Florida. She's a staff writer for Romper and a regular contributor to Hello Giggles and USA Today's 10Best. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, Redbook, Bustle, Vivala, and others. She mainly writes about feminist parenting and child loss, pop culture, and travel. Pris is a long-time vegetarian, wannabe yogi, TV addict, and rainbow mom to a race car-obsessed toddler. She runs a personal feminist lifestyle blog at prisblossom.com and can be found on Twitter and Instagram.

Priscilla Blossom's Articles

Livejournal hosted some seriously misguided "communities."

That Time I Had A Secret Obsession With Livejournal 'Thinspiration'

If you were a teenager in the late '90s or early 2000s, chances are you know about Livejournal. For those who weren’t around, Livejournal was the social network of choice during the early aughts.... Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   02.16.17 12am   |   SHARE
Let's #ditchthediet when it comes to food, and embrace "diets" that empower us.

7 Diets You Can Go On That Have Nothing To Do With Food

*/ /*-->*/ With a new year comes the chance for a clean slate. To start over and perhaps become a better you — at least, that’s what society tells us. For some folks, that means going on a diet.... Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   01.27.17 12am   |   SHARE
Whatever you do, be there - be present - for your friend.(Image Credit: Thinkstock)

How To Be There For A Friend Who Lost A Baby

When you lose a child, you no longer have the words to ask for help. It’s up to us on the outside to lend our support, and there are plenty of ways in which to do this.
Priscilla Blossom    |   10.21.16 12am   |   SHARE
I don’t regret a thing. I feel no guilt, because I know what I did was the right thing to do. Image: Thinkstock.

5 Things I Regret About My Abortion (That Aren't My Abortion)

When I found myself facing an unwanted pregnancy, and after having spent the good part of two years pregnant, I knew right away that I would have an abortion.
Priscilla Blossom    |   07.20.16 12am   |   SHARE
As a queer Latina, this news hit me on multiple fronts. Image: Ana Larazzy/Pexels.

On Embracing LGBTQ Labels In The Face Of Anti-Queer Violence

I’m not straight, but I often feel like a queer outsider. And I know I’m not the only one. Just a few days prior to the shooting, a fellow queer mama who is also married to a man came out on Facebook... Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   06.20.16 12am   |   SHARE
I just want to tell you I love you. Image: Thinkstock.

A Lifelong Love Letter To My Ever-Protruding Belly

You’ve been with me since birth, Belly. Back then, everyone thought you were the cutest thing ever. Now, I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure my folks used to kiss you and blow raspberries on you... Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   06.8.16 12am   |   SHARE
Reclaiming our sexuality as we age is a feminist act. Image: Thinkstock.

Reclaiming Sexuality As We Age

[CN: ageism, sexism] What kind of screwed-up culture do we live in where young girls are considered to be sexual beings, but women over 40 are “too old” to be desirable?
Priscilla Blossom    |   05.23.16 12am   |   SHARE
Trying to place yourself back in a position of power after an assault is an acceptable reaction — one that is likely more common than we suspect. Image: Thinkstock.

Flipping The Script Was My Sexual Assault Survival Tactic

[CN: rape, victim-blaming, mentions of sex work] I felt violated. I felt angry that no one had stopped him, or stopped me from going outside with him. That no one had noticed how intoxicated I was.... Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   05.2.16 12am   |   SHARE
The first and most important thing you can do for your friend is to believe them. Image: Thinkstock.

7 Ways To Be There For A Friend Who's Been Sexually Assaulted

Not every victim speaks out, and few actually report the crime to the authorities. If a friend happens to trust you with this information, it’s your duty as a human being to be there for them in... Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   04.26.16 12am   |   SHARE
It was very different from the usual stuff I’d find on any search on PornHub on a lonely night.

What I Learned Working As A Niche Porn Mag Editor

It would be a lie to say that I worked for a feminist porn company — it was run by a pair of sleazy men who were obviously not in it to improve the lives of women. But there were some aspects about... Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   04.1.16 12am   |   SHARE