Sophie has been paralysed from the chest down since the age of eighteen when she was injured in a car crash.
After leaving the hospital and adapting to life as a wheelchair user, she joined the Fine Arts Degree at Goldsmiths Art College, London. During her degree, a second career opportunity arose, as she was asked to participate in a groundbreaking expedition across Nicaragua (‘Beyond Boundaries BBC 2004) and since then Sophie has gone on to establish a diverse and successful portfolio career; spanning across various creative industries.
Sophie is Director of three companies; ‘Love Lines’ a boutique Arts company, ‘Empire Investors’ a property investment & development company and ‘Votal’ a voting App. She is also an Artist and Portraitist, working and exhibiting in Bermondsey, London.
In addition to this Sophie is an award-winning campaigner, celebrated (Glamour Magazine & Cosmopolitans Ultimate Woman Awards) not only for her educational work within road safety (‘Licence to Kill’ BBC 2008) but also raising awareness of the access and attitudinal barriers facing people with disabilities.
She regularly reports on disability issues and current affairs for Channel 4, Sky and the BBC and has fronted two critically acclaimed BBC Documentaries, ‘License to Kill’ (BBC 2010) and ‘The Worlds Worst Place to be Disabled?’ (BBC 2015). More recently Sophie has been selected to co-host The Superhuman Show (C4 2016).
Sophie is a proud ambassador for Rex Bionics, Carbon Black & Why Not People and Patron of Scope.