Sophie Hellyer

Some bits of my life; inside my head and out... www.sophiehellyer.com
The ocean at the end of the lane #coldwatersurf #cushe #finisterreuk #oregon

The ocean at the end of the lane #coldwatersurf #cushe #finisterreuk #oregon

From Californian heatwave to the snow capped mountains of Oregon…. #roadtrip #cushe

From Californian heatwave to the snow capped mountains of Oregon…. #roadtrip #cushe

All my favourites @danielladraper @neonwetsuits  @finisterreuk @tegenjewellery @dafinhi  [πŸ“·: @angela_sumner]

All my favourites @danielladraper @neonwetsuits @finisterreuk @tegenjewellery @dafinhi [πŸ“·: @angela_sumner]


"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

"For the record, feminism by definition is: β€˜The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’

I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called β€œbossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parentsβ€”but the boys were not.

When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.

When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear β€œmuscly.”

When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.

I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.

Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

(Source: holandroden, via claudiaboleyn)

Find the spaces between the fences 🎈 [πŸ“·: @angela_sumner] #cushe #finisterreuk

Find the spaces between the fences 🎈 [πŸ“·: @angela_sumner] #cushe #finisterreuk

Goodnight California, you’ve been too kind to me #cushe

Goodnight California, you’ve been too kind to me #cushe

I saw more beauty today than I can even comprehend; paddling out in the surf alone at dark, watching the sun rise with only a seal for company, pelicans gliding down and surfing the waves with me, water glassy and slick like oil, wild piglets crossing the road on the way and the sunset from a cave up high in the hills overlooking the ocean. Content soul. πŸ’•πŸšπŸ„

I saw more beauty today than I can even comprehend; paddling out in the surf alone at dark, watching the sun rise with only a seal for company, pelicans gliding down and surfing the waves with me, water glassy and slick like oil, wild piglets crossing the road on the way and the sunset from a cave up high in the hills overlooking the ocean. Content soul. πŸ’•πŸšπŸ„

My particular person.

My particular person.

Days that start like this πŸ’• #cushe

Days that start like this πŸ’• #cushe

We were warm and shivering, young and ancient and alive.

We were warm and shivering, young and ancient and alive.

Single fin fundays

Single fin fundays

43°C (110°F) here… Take me to the beach β˜€οΈπŸšŒ

43Β°C (110Β°F) here… Take me to the beach β˜€οΈπŸšŒ

…real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out… [πŸ“·: @honestcaptain]

…real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out… [πŸ“·: @honestcaptain]

Life in Cali πŸ’•β˜€οΈπŸ„ Surfing Malibu and Hollister ranch. SUPing in Santa Barbara, camping at the Joshua Tree and shopping in every thrift store we see @angela_sumner #cushe

Life in Cali πŸ’•β˜€οΈπŸ„ Surfing Malibu and Hollister ranch. SUPing in Santa Barbara, camping at the Joshua Tree and shopping in every thrift store we see @angela_sumner #cushe

My moon.

My moon.