In love with the scent of lilacs, kind gestures and art expressed in all its forms, I love to immerse myself in nature, create a dialogue with it and savor all its beauty. I am a freelance journalist and after having explored some parts of the world including California and London where I followed a course in Lifestyle Journalism, I wrote for some magazines and newspapers including Elle Italia, Io Donna, Natural Style, F, Il Tiro Magazine, New Renaissance.
I currently collaborate with the wonderful team of Cook_inc., An international cooking magazine, and for two years I have created Bloom as you are, an online magazine dedicated to women and sustainability, a winning combination, in my opinion, in order to create a lasting and effective sustainable development.
The strength that can arise from a shared commitment is immense. I find it exciting and always enriching to create heart-to-heart bonds with people around the world. Talk, listen to their stories and tell them. I think that the historical moment we are experiencing is an opportunity to push us to rediscover the authenticity enclosed within us and in what surrounds us. Try to look beyond what appears, a little deeper, with ever new eyes.
Bloom As You Are
Bloom as you are is inspired by the Buddhist principle of “cherry, plum, peach and wild plum” which enhances the beauty of diversity. According to this teaching, every human being can make his unique and precious characteristics flourish, thus contributing to improving his life every day and consequently society. In this constantly evolving magazine, I tell stories of young women and women who have managed to courageously make their identity blossom, to bring out their most authentic selves and to express it in beautiful projects that aim to create a sustainable society. Not only. Editorials, collaborations, equal opportunities, art, culture, history … that can inspire individual and social improvement, constructive and valuable information where the desire to instill hope and sustainable solutions to be pursued is an absolute priority. The beating heart of Bloom as you are is the desire to promote a philosophy in line with the sustainable development goals of the UN 2030 Agenda and to put absolute respect for life at the center in every sphere, social and personal.
Just as the scent of a flower with its fragrance permeates everything around it, even those who have worked hard and are courageously committed to revealing their talent can inspire others to do the same.
Brave dialogues move life from within and change history. What I hope to be able to do, even if only minimally with this magazine, is to offer new food for thought, open new paths in the hearts of readers, transmit the strength and beauty of women and how to protect our wonderful Planet. Thanks to everyone and everyone.
In Bloom as you are there are these sections
• Style, dedicated to designers with a sustainable soul. Women and young women who are creating fashion creations, furniture and much more by relying on ateliers with a production that supports and promotes local crafts, the encounter between different cultures and the well-being of every single worker.
• Lifestyle, to accompany you to discover fascinating and adventurous travel stories around the world and beyond …
• Features, art, publishing, agriculture, architecture, many areas, many stories of women who with their professions are making contributions of immense value to build a sustainable society.
• Cultures, to fly back in time with stories of women who have left a significant imprint on society but also to fly from the top into the present with interviews and updates from all over the world on the commitment aimed at combating gender-based violence and affirmation of equal opportunities.
• Beauty, dedicated to advice on natural cosmetics to take care of our body in full respect of nature.
I sincerely thank my parents for the wonderful example they are and will always be and my life teacher Daisaku Ikeda who continually encourages me to believe in myself, in young people and in the infinite potential of life.
I dedicate this magazine to my father,
my Lion King, a great champion of humanity, courage, loyalty.
Born in 1988, born and raised in Bologna, I live in Tokyo with Alessio and a Christmas tree lit all year. Graduated in Communication Sciences, passionate about semiotics, lifestyle, food and words. I read books and listen to podcasts while I cook without looking at the recipes. I am sarcastic but I do not understand the irony of others. Capable of good advice, I try to live with Calvinian lightness without taking myself too seriously.
As you might imagine, I am Italian-Japanese. I was born in Rome in 1994 but since 2014 I live in Bologna. I work in the field of disability and I am training in the audiovisual sector. For the past five years I have been trying to tell stories through my Nikon and I hope to tell yours too soon!
Tommaso Mitsuhiro Suzude
I was born in the late 80s in the wooded hills of the Castelli Romani. After completing my classical studies, after a brief London experience, I enrolled in the Faculty of Art History of La Sapienza in Rome, graduating with a thesis on the importance of wonder. The passion for illustration and graphics takes over during a year spent in Turin. Back in Rome I started dedicating myself completely to this new goal. For five years I have been working in a studio in Trastevere frequented by bizarre characters with whom I exchange ideas, skills and snacks. My works have been presented at the Turin Book Fair, at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and have appeared in magazines, websites and in various exhibitions. I define my style as a search for balance between accidental forms. In other words, my drawings are road accidents.
My first computer was given to me by my uncle. And with Paint and my 386, twenty years ago, I designed my first letterhead for my father: I was just over 10 years old! I smile at this anecdote. After collaborating in the design of museum exhibits at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, I decided to fulfill my desire to create something personal: The Box Project.
For friends, I’m Nenne. Born in 1989 in Bologna where I still live, I still believe in fairy tales, princes and princesses. I love everything that the eye observes and what the heart tells the mind. I have a passion for yoga, for the sea and for photography. With luck and love I am treading and refining these three roads with great mentors.