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Then There Was Her

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Social media and business entrepreneur Sophie Cachia reveals never-before-shared details of her marriage breakdown, and how delving into her feminine intuition and falling in love with a woman turned her whole world upside down. 
 
I was running late, again. The sweat from under my milk-filled udders ran down my stomach and onto the post-natal recovery shorts I’d squeezed on under my leather skirt. Only eight weeks earlier, I’d birthed my second baby, and this was one of my first work appearances. 
 
I raced into the hotel, took the lift to the wrong floor, fumbled my bag and finally landed at the entrance. I went around the circle of unfamiliar faces, smiling, shaking hands, introducing myself… 
 
Then there was her. 
 
As our hands touched, time froze. My whole world changed forever… 
 
Sophie Cachia had her white picket fence life. By the age of 25, she was a mother and happily married, and had also built a very successful business by documenting her every move online.
 
But Sophie and her comfortable existence were thrown a curveball when she met a woman who prompted her to ask herself the questions: What more can I do? What more can I learn? What more can I be?
 
In Then There Was Her, Sophie describes how challenging the set social narrative for a young woman led her down a path of awareness, empowerment and acceptance as she navigated identity, sensuality and the true meaning of authenticity as a mother and a woman.
 
A deeply honest and inspirational memoir of a strong female who made peace with her decisions all in the unrelenting glare of the public eye, Then There Was Her encourages readers to stop fearing the unknown in life and to instead be excited about what may just come your way.  

Photograph by Tina Smigielski

Mother of two Sophie Cachia is the co-founder of Australian sleepwear company CACHIA and a prominent online digital marketing expert. While married to former AFL player Jaryd Cachia, she became known for her blog, ‘The Young Mummy’, and has attracted hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram. 
 

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (May 3, 2022)
  • ISBN13: 9781761103209