Sofia Phillips

Senior Writer London, UK

Sofia (She/Her) – I’m the Style Editor 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 Style Editor 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

Opinion – Cringe is unavoidable, let’s embrace it

Opinion – Cringe is unavoidable, let’s embrace it

Post-pandemic, we’ve entered the era of total surrender, ferality, and delusion. As we continue exchanging societal norms with unapologetic liberation, why not throw abandoning our feelings of embarrassment into the mix? Is it me, or does a new personality shift seem to be rearing its head almost every week since restrictions started easing and we somehow found ourselves in a post-pandemic world? It isn’t all that surprising given how mentally...

By London, UK
Exclusive – IRL is putting the ‘social’ back in social media

Exclusive – IRL is putting the ‘social’ back in social media

Quickly becoming the fastest way to build communities both online and offline, the pioneering platform is front and centre in the push for a more intimate internet. In the digital age we’ve the world at our fingertips. With a simple touch we can access anything we desire at any given time. Unless we choose otherwise we are never not connected, whether it be news outlets or social media platforms keeping...

By London, UK
Compassion fatigue: is Gen Z numb to tragedy?

Compassion fatigue: is Gen Z numb to tragedy?

In the age of 24-hour news, we’ve never been more aware of the appalling events taking place across the globe every day. Faced with ceaseless negative content that no longer seems to shock or arouse indignation the way it used to, are we gradually losing our capacity to react? Unless you’ve mastered the art of switching off and are consequently one of the few with a below-average screen time (people...

By London, UK
Are VR ‘trips’ a sober alternative to psychedelic therapy?

Are VR ‘trips’ a sober alternative to psychedelic therapy?

Despite the evermore ubiquitous recognition of hallucinogenic drugs’ promising medical potential, they aren’t for everyone. With this in mind, researchers have begun investigating other methods of treating mental illness through altered states of consciousness, with technology at the helm. As I’m sure you’re likely aware, hallucinogenic drugs have been steadily permeating mainstream media in recent years, thanks to their promising medical potential. Social media feeds for

Spain to allow menstrual leave in European first

Spain to allow menstrual leave in European first

A sweeping reform bill is updating the country’s policies on reproductive health. If passed, it would grant women struggling with their periods paid time off every single month. For those of us who menstruate, it’s not uncommon that we often feel conditioned to accept that debilitating pain is normal, nay something we should pay no attention to. In fact, ask anyone with a regular period about this, and I’m sure...

By London, UK
‘Make do and mend’ is the hottest new eco-friendly trend

‘Make do and mend’ is the hottest new eco-friendly trend

Gen Z, the very demographic most devoted to throwaway fashion, understands the importance of wearing an article of clothing many times to justify its environmental cost. For this reason, the repair revolution – an integral part of the industry’s push for sustainability – is well underway. Resale, rental, regeneration – you name it. In 2022, there’s no shortage of ways for the style-obsessed among us to ensure we’re being as...

By London, UK
The potential fall of Roe v Wade explained

The potential fall of Roe v Wade explained

A leaked Supreme Court document shows that a right-leaning majority is prepared to overturn the landmark ruling which made access to safe and legal abortions a constitutional right in the US. On Monday, Politico published a leaked Supreme Court document showing that a majority of the right-leaning court is prepared to overturn 1973’s landmark Roe v Wade decision, thereby nullifying the constitutional right to abortion on the federal level. Having originally...

Netflix’s editorial division hit with layoffs

Netflix’s editorial division hit with layoffs

Four months ago, the streaming service ‘aggressively’ recruited a small army of journalists – primarily women and people of colour – to run its new fan site, Tudum. This week, it abruptly axed a significant portion of those hires. After posting disastrous results for its March quarter – the loss of 200,000 subscribers after having only seen sustained growth since 2011 – Netflix has reportedly laid off...

By London, UK
The rise of anti-hustle culture

The rise of anti-hustle culture

Many of us have emerged from the pandemic questioning why we so eagerly continue to worship at the altar of busyness. Exhausted, overwhelmed, and on the brink of total collapse, the concept of slow living has never seemed more appealing. Is it me or does it feel like there’s a brewing backlash against hustle culture? Triggered by Molly-Mae’s controversial ‘we all have the same...

By London, UK
Where is the UK’s waste really going?

Where is the UK’s waste really going?

According to Greenpeace, more than half of the country’s discarded plastic is being dumped and burned abroad. Campaigners are calling for the government to take control of the problem.  Though the UK government claims to be a world leader in tackling plastic pollution, Greenpeace has just released a new short-film suggesting otherwise. ‘Wasteminster’ - as its aptly titled - draws attention to the UK government’s hypocritical approach to recycling and...

By London, UK