From My Body To My Self

Thank you for the letter you wrote me. That was over a year ago now. It’s been a while since we really communicated properly. Too long – and for that,…

Coming Off The Contraceptive Pill: 1 Year Later

I only realised recently that it’s been pretty much spot on a year since I stopped taking my contraceptive pill, something I shared on the blog in this post here.…

ABOUT ME

I'm Sophie Butcher. I'm a writer, blogger, and often overwhelmed creative.

I created this blog to share my experiences with mental health, body image, disordered eating and everything in between.

I hope the stuff you find here makes you feel seen, and a little better about being you. Cause I reckon you're pretty great.

All my best,
Sophie

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Don’t Fear The Smear: What To Expect From Your Smear Test

Not only is turning 25 a reminder that you’re officially closer to 30 than any other decade, and that you can no longer say you’re in your ‘early 20s’ –…

Photography: Cherry Blossom

These photos are from the day our new cat, Toast, took her first steps outside into our garden since we brought her home. The weather was just gorgeous; the sun…

Poetry: Drive Through

I recently became friends with the drive through The sweet anonymity of the thing I crave, passed through the small translucent square No need for self consciousness, for hunched shoulders…

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Poetry: FULL

***This poem was written in late 2016/early 2017 (I can’t quite remember!) when I was at the peak of my disordered eating. Things have improved since then, but I thought…

Low Light Photography: A First Attempt

I got my hair done a few weeks ago, and had it dyed a little darker. So, naturally, I wanted to try and take a self portrait to celebrate. Is…

It bothers me to see thin white people making body positivity about …

Illustration by @drawnbyjovanna on Instagram It’s half eight on a Thursday night, and I am, inevitably, scrolling through Twitter. I come across a picture, from a creative person that I…

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199 Steps

For Christmas, my parents surprised me with the most incredible gift – a Canon 700D camera! So, over the festive period, James and I decided to take a day trip…

‘Body Positive Power’ by Megan Jayne Crabbe

Imagine you’re head to toe in clothes that are two sizes too small for you. The buttons on the jeans dig into your belly, the bra straps leave dents in…

9 Things I’ve Learned About Diet Culture

If you’re not familiar with the idea of diet culture, here’s a little introduction. Dietitian Christy Harrison describes the concept perfectly on her website here – she calls it ‘The…