Sophie White: ‘Self-harm feels like self-soothing until it’s actually really destroying you’

The author and Emer McLysaght have supported each other for years, both in their writing careers and in their more personal moments. They discuss White’s new book of essays, Corpsing

27th March, 2021
Sophie White: ‘Self-harm feels like self-soothing until it’s actually really destroying you’
Sophie White recounts her experiences with alcoholism and bipolar disorder in Corpsing: My Body and Other Horror Shows

I apologise to Sophie White as I clink out of an off-licence on Baggot Street to meet her. “Is it very triggering or inappropriate to clink towards an alcoholic?” I ask, but she’s already waving the question away and replacing it with the exciting news that a stranger in the lunch queue up the road has just told her that she loved her new book of essays, Corpsing: My Body and Other Horror Shows. It...

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