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…


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,



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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…

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…


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Creative Writing: A Character Called Joe

A piece I wrote as part of my homework for Laura Jane Williams‘ online course, ‘Don’t Be A Writer, Be A Storyteller’ – this week was all about developing characters.…

My Favourite Badass Bloggers

I have been following the world of blogging religiously for around 7 years now. It’s been a lifeline for me; a creative outlet for me to share my story in…

‘Fat People Too’ – Spoken Word Poetry Video

Here it is folks, my first spoken word video – ‘Fat People Too’ is a poem expressing my feelings about being plus size, life on the bigger side and lack…


Poetry: ‘Press Refresh’

How do I press refresh? On my body, on my head Undo all my bad habits and behaviours and self hatred and just start again I wasn’t always like this…

My Top Tips for Visiting Reykjavik – Iceland Travel Diary Part 3

Here it is, the third and final part of my Reykjavik Travel Diary! Now, we’ve already covered all the admin stuff, the sightseeing and (perhaps most importantly) the delicious food…

Reykjavik Travel Diary Part 2 – Eating & Drinking

Welcome to Part 2 of my Reykjavik Travel Diary series from my recent 3 day trip to Iceland! Today, it’s all about the good stuff – eating and drinking! I list…