Meet singer, songwriter Sophia Mina

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I’m Sophia Mina a singer/ songwriter from North London.

Tell us how you got started in your craft?

I always use to sing and was always into creative writing. Started off with stories, then got more into poetry during A levels. Then at some point melodies and lyrics started to click for me when I was in my 2nd/ final year of drama school.

Tell us why feminism is important to you and how it influences your work?

I believe that independent women should be able to express themselves fully without being restricted by society or looked down upon by people who may have traditional or patriarchal views.

What do you do to avoid feminist burnout? What’s your favourite self-care practice?

It's hard not to get worked up about something you are passionate about, but if you've said your piece then you've done your part there's no point losing sleep over someone that's not feeling the same way that you do. And that's my self care practise, trying to not let people that bother you pull you down.

I try and channel my energies and thoughts into writing or creating melodies. I actually use to dance a lot, so that's definitely a big outlet for me.

Sometimes it can be as simple has having some time with the girls and just being girls.

Do you have any advice for anyone starting out in your field?

Be really creative, find out what you like and don’t like musically, image wise, audience wise.

Look at the whole thing like a brand who are you and what would you like to represent. Then start creating!

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