Sophie’s mainstream media work includes making documentaries for Channel 4 News, ITV News and on behalf of the third sector and philanthropic organisations. She has also worked in the press nationally and locally as well as setting up her own online platforms: Blogs, vlogs, a podcast, and community magazines. As a result, she founded online communities such as a women’s wellbeing group of 600 and a content creators collaborative of 700 influencers.
One of Sophie’s raw vlogs on mental health reached two billion people alone. This inspired Sophie to return to her roots in community journalism, having witnessed the new power digital platforms could offer alongside the importance of creating commercially compelling content for the mainstream media. All from the beating heart of those human stories which with the right treatment, could truly provoke social change.
Sophie is led by mission-driven communities, connecting underserved people with the media by supporting them to articulate their stories in a way that those beyond their own echo chamber will hear. She does this through video, audio, and print, working collaboratively but independently with communities to empower them to use their voices to promote positive change.
Sophie runs Community Media CIC alongside her freelance work as a columnist, content creator, speaker, and trainer. She is a passionate mental health, wellbeing, and inclusivity advocate which is demonstrated through her holistic approach to communications.