I am a mother, writer, teacher and activist living in South Devon with my family.
My blogging journey began in 2013 with the launch of sophieis.com. It was there I found the voice that had lain dormant for too many years, and began to carve out a new identity for myself as a writer and a mother.
With Raising Revolutionaries, I am focusing in on my passion for respectful parenting and education, and am keen to work with others who share my values and goals for children and young people.
At the moment my main priority is enabling my seven year old son to find his place in the world, and nurturing his baby brother who arrived in September 2017. This little corner of the internet serves as a place for reflection and personal growth as I continue on my parenting journey.
My experiences as a mother shape and develop my beliefs about how we can best raise our children to lead happy and fulfilled lives, building on over twenty years’ experience of working with young people as a school leader, teacher, and arts practitioner – and now an enthusiastic member of the home education community. I am a facilitator with the awesome Mothers Who Make, and a member of Extinction Rebellion, working with both XR Families and XR Educators on local and national actions.
I am proud to have been a contributor to The Green Parent and JUNO magazines, writing about a variety of topics from the power of wild swimming for maternal mental health to building attachment with a preemie. You can see some examples of my published work here. I have developed particular expertise in writing about babywearing, blogging for Connecta and Integra Baby.
I have particularly loved having the opportunity more recently to discuss my ideas with others and to share them with a wider audience on local television and radio channels, and also podcasts.
You can hear me talking about motherhood, creativity and activism as part of Dreadnought South West‘s ‘Occupy the Airwaves’ programme for International Women’s Day on Phonic FM here:
And here you can listen to me discussing home education during a global pandemic with Gerry Scullion from The Human Centered Design Network:
My latest project is a book based on the themes and ideas in this blog. I am currently actively seeking representation so please get in touch if you would like to read the proposal.
If you think we might have something to offer each other then don’t hesitate to drop me a line. Who knows where it may lead?