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

Royal Opera House cuts ties with BP

Royal Opera House cuts ties with BP

Following pressure from climate activists, the arts venue has become the latest cultural institution to sever its sponsorship relationship with an oil and gas giant. This week, BP and the Royal Opera House announced that they had not extended their partnership deal beyond December 2022, when their most recent contract came to an end. The move follows years of protests and public outcry against fossil fuel companies having financial involvement in...

By London, UK
UK government denies calls for ‘menopause leave’

UK government denies calls for ‘menopause leave’

Proposals to change British legislation to protect the rights of women experiencing menopause have been dismissed due to fears such a move would discriminate against men. While women’s health has undergone a generational culture shift in recent years, prompting more open discourse around historically stigmatised concerns regarding our wombs, tales of dismissal by both male and female physicians remain rife. This issue is known as the gender health gap, whereby women...

By London, UK
Could Colombia be the first oil-rich country to ditch fossil fuels?

Could Colombia be the first oil-rich country to ditch fossil fuels?

The South American nation’s left-wing government has announced it will not approve any new oil and gas exploration projects as it seeks to shift towards a more sustainable economy. In June last year, ex-rebel Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s presidential election after one of the most contested campaigns in the country’s recent history. Upon his victory, the long-time legislator and former fighter in the M-19 militia promised voters profound social and...

By London, UK
Scientists explore human waste as substitute for polluting fertilisers

Scientists explore human waste as substitute for polluting fertilisers

New research has ascertained that yields from crops fertilised with human faeces and urine rival those produced by organic methods, with no risk of transmitting disease. If you’d told me a few years ago that human waste would eventually be used as a food-safe fertiliser, I likely would’ve found it impossible to hide my disgust. These days, with the threat of the climate crisis keeping me up almost every night, I’ll...

By London, UK
Has health guidance gone a tad too far?

Has health guidance gone a tad too far?

In the last few days, Britain’s Food Standards Agency has compared being around cake in the office to passive smoking. The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has concluded that no amount of alcohol is safe. Yes, our wellbeing is important, but can’t we have fun anymore? Barely a month into 2023, and we’re already being bombarded with a variety of new ways to take the fun out of...

By London, UK
Is Meta poised to free the nipple?

Is Meta poised to free the nipple?

After a decade of campaigns against the discriminatory ban, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company has called for an overhaul to a policy it says impedes freedom of expression for women and trans and nonbinary people. For years now, social media’s blatant censorship bias has come under increasing fire, especially its discriminatory ban on bare breasts. Despite more than ten years of campaigns, it remains a problem on Facebook and Instagram in...

By London, UK
Is animal agriculture on the verge of change?

Is animal agriculture on the verge of change?

Recent calls for more awareness about the cruelty behind livestock exportation in addition to a proposed law obliging farmers to address the environmental impact of meat and dairy production indicates a shift may finally be afoot.   Last year, it was revealed that the agriculture industry is responsible for about a quarter of our total greenhouse gas emissions, the main contributor being livestock and fisheries. Yet although the...

By London, UK
BRIT awards under fire for selecting all-male nominees

BRIT awards under fire for selecting all-male nominees

In 2021, it was announced that the annual ceremony would be foregoing the gender split for its best artist category. This year, however, only men are in the running. At a time when inclusivity is at the forefront of every conversation, you’d assume that companies, brands, and key industry players would think twice before publicly committing to an act of blatant discrimination. Whether they’re initially ‘trying’ in an effort to...

By London, UK
Taliban prohibits women from working for NGOs

Taliban prohibits women from working for NGOs

Jeopardising aid efforts, the ban on female employees is the fundamentalist group’s latest move to curtail their freedoms in Afghanistan. In 2021, the world watched in horror as the Taliban, taking advantage of America’s withdrawal from the region, seized power in Afghanistan. Triggering concerns that this would signify the country’s return to its repressive past, one entirely absent of basic women’s rights, female citizens began to once again dread confinement indoors,...

By London, UK