Meet Sophie Cook — writer, speaker, actor, broadcaster & photographer, LGBT & mental health campaigner, and RAF veteran — oh, and transgender.
She’s breaking boundaries and making history, having become the Premier League’s first transgender woman to work as a club photographer for AFC Bournemouth.
But despite all her achievements, she lived in fear. Fear of failure, of being sad or happy, of being outed or loved. Now, Sophie shares her journey through her fascinating autobiography ‘Not Today: How I Chose Life’, helping others struggling with their mental health and identity.
Recognised with the 2020 British LGBT Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ Life Award, a Doctor of Letters honoris causa, and named the 13th Most Influential Person in Brighton for 2019,
Sophie is a mentor and critical friend, helping organisations create a psychologically safe and open culture where everyone can thrive.