Sophie Cook Talks

Not today : How I chose life

Not Today : How I chose life...

sophie glamLabour Party Parliamentary Candidate, TV Presenter, writer, speaker, photographer, self harm and suicide survivor… and transgender

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Sophie Cook is a media personality, politician and activist whose wide portfolio of work includes presenting, producing, writing and photography.

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In early 2017, Sophie’s amazing story was spotlighted in a number of national newspapers and broadcasts, most notably the BBC’s primetime Premier League Show. She received an outpouring of support after its airing, with presenter Gabby Logan poignantly tweeting ‘I am Sophie’ in recognition of this ground-breaking segment of the show.

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Sophie is an in-demand public speaker, delivering keynote talks on change, fear, vulnerability, diversity, mental health and LGBT workshops for high profile organisations such as the JP Morgan, Virgin Media, Asda and Stonewall.

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The 1st trans woman to work in the Premier League as club photographer for AFC Bournemouth, she is an ambassador for Kick It Out and patron of Just A Ball Game? and has spoken at Wembley Stadium and the TUC.

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As news anchor for Brighton’s Latest TV Sophie became the first trans newscaster in Europe and has presented a popular chat show and current affairs shows as well as heading the UK’s first terrestrial LGBT TV channel.

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In April 2017 she was selected by the Labour Party to contest the East Worthing and Shoreham seat, increasing the Labour vote by 114% and narrowly missing out on becoming the UK’s first transgender MP, for now.

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