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Bloggers Uncensored: with Love & Literature

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Welcome to this weeks Bloggers Uncensored! If this is your first time reading a BU interview, this is my longest running blog series, and definitely my favourite. This series is a perfect opportunity to read your favourite bloggers' honest and uncensored opinions on real life topics, and to discover new bloggers to follow! This weeks blogger is Love & Literature.

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hello! I'm Sophie, I'm in my early 20s and work in the care industry. I have a blog named 'Love and Literature' which focuses on mental health and book reviews (with a few random topics mixed there too!)

Why did you start blogging?

It started as a way of expressing my day-to-day battles with mental illness, and to interact with others going through similar experiences. It's now grown into something bigger including coping mechanisms, self-care activities and more. As for the book review side of things... I just love books! O' course!

What do you love about the blogging world/community?

I love how supportive and helpful everyone is. If I ever have any doubts or questions, I know that someone in the blogging community will help.

What do you hate about the blogging world/community?

I can't think of anything that I hate about the community (yay!)

What are some hard truths you have learnt about life?

Oh gosh. Erm...

  1. Mental illness is very real.

  2. To not push myself too hard and remember to take breaks.

  3. To say 'Yes' to opportunities as they might just surprise you.

What does freedom mean to you?

The freedom to be yourself and not feel judged for doing so.

What are your thoughts on mental health and how it's portrayed in today's society?

Okay, is there a word limit here?! To really really summarise, I think mental health needs SO much more focus and awareness still. I believe that we should start educating young children on it so they have a basic idea growing up, there needs to be more focus on men particularly, and there obviously needs to be more funding into the mental health services. Awareness is improving and people are finally beginning to talk about it, but more needs to be done.

What are your thoughts on feminism and how it's portrayed in today's society?

I very much believe in an equal society and fully support feminism. However, I prefer to use the term 'Equalist' because the very word 'Feminist' portrays misjudgements from many people.

What are your thoughts on 'Love is Love' and how it's portrayed in today's society?

Let people love whoever they want. End of.

What advice would you give to someone who is fighting a mental illness?

Stay strong. There's help out there and you are definitely not alone. Reach out to people and talk it through - it's going to be okay.

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

War, poverty, world hunger, etc... and also wasps. I hate wasps.

Let's end this with some fun 'This or That' questions:

Work hard or play hard?

Play hard.

Cups in the cupboard: right side up or upside down?

Upside down.

Chocolate or sex?

Chocolate. (Asexual lass here)

Plan everything or wing it?

Plan everything.

Happiness or money?

Happiness - without a doubt.

You can follow her on Twitter, and Bloglovin'.

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If you would like to take part in Bloggers Uncensored please email me at chroniclesofacreativemess@gmail.com for more info.

There's a new blogger every Sunday at 5pm, see you there!

Love, Han


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