Sofia Phillips

Feature Media Manager & Senior Writer London, UK

Sofia (She/Her) – I’m the Feature Media Manager and a Senior Writer at Thred, specialising in exclusive articles and live interviews, fashion and beauty with a focus on sustainability, women’s rights, psychedelics, and Latin America. I studied Spanish at the University of Exeter and International Journalism at City, London. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, and drop me some ideas/feedback via email.

Hi, I’m Sofia, and I’m the Feature Media Manager and a Senior Writer at Thred. I also work closely with Gen Zers from around the world on exclusive articles and live interviews to promote the inspiring work they’re doing to make the world a better place.

During my time at the University of Exeter where I studied Spanish, I chose to spend my year abroad teaching English in Argentina and working as a journalist in Colombia before travelling across the continent with my camera.

Returning to the UK to pursue a Masters in International Journalism and an internship at National Geographic Traveller, I eventually found myself at Thred’s doors.

Now, I balance my time between obsessing over mushrooms, practising yoga in the middle of the office, and telling everyone about the new song I just learned to play on the bass guitar.

     

Latest Stories from Sofia

Is Gen Z’s attitude towards hormonal contraception changing?

Is Gen Z’s attitude towards hormonal contraception changing?

Influenced by a recent TikTok trend warning against the mental and physical health implications of artificial birth control, an increasing number of young women are ditching the pill in favour of more ‘natural’ options. Recent studies show that the intake of the pill is decreasing. Early this year, the UK government reported that the rate of ‘short-acting combined oral contraceptives’ remains 30 per cent below the pre-pandemic...

By London, UK
Scientists make progress on birth control options for men

Scientists make progress on birth control options for men

The latest experimental product to show promise in early-stage clinical trials is a hormonal gel rubbed on both shoulder blades once a day to lower sperm count. According to a new study, it takes effect sooner than other methods. It looks as though birth control options for men may soon expand beyond condoms and vasectomies, as scientists have recently made progress on a hormonal gel that’s reported to work more...

By London, UK
Opinion – rebranding diet culture is keeping us hooked on thinness

Opinion – rebranding diet culture is keeping us hooked on thinness

The toxic behaviours we’ve turned to in the past to ‘get skinny’ are supposedly out and wellness is in. But while the ‘clean eating’ revolution is touted as being all about ‘health,’ weight loss is still very much the subliminal message and ‘lifestyle changes’ are often just disordered habits in sheep’s clothing. I was in a secondhand book store recently when a section caught my eye. Across multiple shelves, I...

By London, UK
Were Just Stop Oil’s protesting tactics effective?

Were Just Stop Oil’s protesting tactics effective?

In 2022, Just Stop Oil made headlines after two of its members threw soup over a Van Gogh painting. In the following weeks, the internet was divided over the activists’ radical means of drawing attention to the climate crisis, some calling it ‘alienating,’ others ‘justified.’  In 2022, controversy sparked when two young activists threw tomato soup over Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London. ‘What is worth more, art,...

By London, UK
Our avocado obsession is fuelling organised crime

Our avocado obsession is fuelling organised crime

While it’s well-known that global consumption of the fruit is wreaking havoc on the planet, many are blind to how it’s affecting those working tirelessly to meet ever-increasing demand. As with other foods that have become trendy or widely used, intensive production bears a heavy human impact. These days, it’s pretty rare to come across somebody who isn’t a raging fan of avocados. Thanks to the popularity of cruelty-free diets –...

By London, UK
Yungblud launches music festival to shake up the ‘too expensive’ industry

Yungblud launches music festival to shake up the ‘too expensive’ industry

Fighting for a new world that ‘represents love, unity, and equality for all,’ the acclaimed singer has announced Bludfest, which offers cheap, and even free, entry to people from all backgrounds. The aim is to set a precedent that music is for everybody, not just the few who can afford it. To his fans, Yungblud is the voice of Gen Z. And although his music may not be to...

By London, UK
Study suggests women are better at sport during their period

Study suggests women are better at sport during their period

Female athletes have long had to contend with the lack of attention to what role their menstrual cycles plays in their athletic performance. Recent research is seeking to shine a new light on this. Though, over the years, strides have been taken to address sports inequality, one thing in particular remains woefully overlooked: the effect of the menstrual cycle on women’s athletic performance. Due to the prevailing taboo...

By London, UK
Coldplay cut carbon emissions by 59 per cent on world tour

Coldplay cut carbon emissions by 59 per cent on world tour

Three years ago, the band pledged to put on one of the greenest tours in history. In light of updates that they’ve exceeded their climate change target by almost 10 per cent, they’re being praised as ‘setting a new standard’ for eco-conscious approaches to live music. In 2019, world-famous artist Chris Martin vowed never to tour again unless it was done sustainably and with a positive impact. Coldplay’s frontman has...

By London, UK
Scientists theorise that the Earth may be an intelligent entity

Scientists theorise that the Earth may be an intelligent entity

Pointing to evidence that fungi is communicating underground to suggest that large-scale networks of life could ‘form a vast, invisible planetary intelligence,’ a group of astrobiologists are asking the thought-provoking question: if a planet like Earth can be ‘alive,’ can it also have a mind of its own? ‘Conventionally, intelligence is seen as a property of individuals. However, it is also known to be a property of collectives,’ reads the...

By London, UK