To The Man Who Fat-Shamed Me From His Car

To the man who fat-shamed me from his car – do you realise what impact your actions had that day? I was minding my own business, walking back to my…

Why I’m Never Trying To Lose Weight Again

If you’re shocked by the title of this blog post, I’d love to know why. Is it because you’re surprised that someone my size (UK 18-22) isn’t desperately trying to…

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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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.…

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’ –…

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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…

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…

‘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…

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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…

Introducing ‘Free To Be Okay With Me’

Have you ever thought about what it would feel like to be okay with your body? Up until less than a year ago, this was a completely alien concept to…

27 Things I Want Every Woman To Know

You know in the Matrix, where Morpheus and Neo are sat on big chairs in that dingy green room with the peeling wallpaper? Morpheus puts out his hand, spreads his…