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Sophie Cook

Brighton , United Kingdom
Sophie Cook
Sophie Cook

A transgender politician walked into a bar and talked about dick pics and Twitter death threats, what could possibly go wrong?

Former Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate, RAF veteran, writer, speaker, broadcaster, photographer, self harm and suicide survivor and transgender.

Sophie Cook became the first transgender woman to work in footballs Premier League as club photographer for AFC Bournemouth following her transition from Steve to Sophie in the summer of 2015.

Europes first trans TV newscaster, Sophie has hosted her own TV and radio chat shows and is an experienced broadcaster.

In the 2017 General Election she contested the East Worthing & Shoreham seat, increasing the Labour vote by 114% and narrowly missing out on becoming the UKs first trans MP.

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

Sophies autobiography Not Today: How I Chose Life which charts her personal journey from despair to redemption and acts as a self help book for anyone struggling with their mental health and identity is out now.

Now she can share the hilarious truth about what it's like to be transgender in a way that breaks down prejudice and hate.

"I laughed, I cried, I had snot running down my face" - Twitter response to Sophie's TEDx Talk

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