With over 250,000 Instagram followers and multiple successful businesses under her wing, social media is the basis of Sophie Cachia’s career.
Known as one of Instagram’s original ‘mummy influencers’, the Melbourne mum-of-two quickly grew a following when she launched her blog The Young Mummy after becoming a mum to her first child, Bobby, at 22 years old.
Since then, the now 28-year-old has welcomed another child, her daughter Florence, and launched a fashion line that’s so successful, her most popular pieces often sell out in minutes.
But it hasn’t always been easy.
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After all, with a large social media following, comes trolls.
Speaking to host Tully Smyth on Mamamia’s podcast Social Squad, Sophie opened up about the impact Instagram trolls have had on her
“There’s been times that I have had thoughts of, ‘How am I going to escape this?’ And I know that there’s one way I can escape this,” Sophie told Social Squad host Tully Smyth.
“I haven’t contemplated doing it, but the thoughts have definitely come into my head because of how horrific people have spoken about me, and the opinions people have of me that I know are so not true. [It has] got to me to the point where I’ve been in counselling.”
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Sophie, who announced her split from her husband of four years in the weeks after recording the podcast episode, shared that Jaryd has been instrumental in helping her deal with trolls.
“Jaryd has been absolutely incredible and he brings me back down to earth,” she said.
“He says, ‘Do you know why those people think those things about you? Because they don’t know you. If they knew you, they wouldn’t be saying those things.’ So you just have to keep thinking of that and you have to keep reminding yourself of your self worth.”
The mum-of-two also shared that she recently discovered that one of her biggest trolls is actually a former friend.
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