I have procrastinated for weeks about posting this up, but after a marathon (very teary) reading session of Sophie Feels Better last night I have decided that now is the time. Sophie Feels Better is a blog written by LOOK magazine’s beauty editor, Sophie Beresiner, but it’s not a typical beauty blog. Sophie was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, at the age of 31, and in Sophie Feels Better she is recording her experiences with chemo and chemo side-effects and all of the curve-balls that life is throwing her at the moment.
I procrastinated about posting this because I didn’t know how to put into words quite how much admiration and respect I have for Sophie. She writes so engagingly and so positively that it’s difficult to even imagine that she’s unwell – her courage just absolutely floors me. I also procrastinated because I know Sophie – not well, but enough that suddenly stumbling across her first blog post (at Heathrow) sent me into a kind of numb stupor for the rest of my journey – and I haven’t had a chance to speak to her about Sophie Feels Better in person. I didn’t want to go yodelling the name of her blog all over the internet if she wanted to keep it reasonably quiet…
But it’s in LOOK magazine, so I think (I hope!) I’m at liberty to say PLEASE READ! Sophie Feels Better has had quite a profound effect on me, and I hope it has on you too. It has taken me through just about every emotion possible and I feel very lucky to have been allowed access to the thoughts of a very brave and beautiful person.
You can read Sophie Feels Better HERE.