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Hi, I'm Sophie.

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I go by she/they pronouns. I am the founder of LVRSNFRNDS, the private social network where folks talk their way to better relationships through intimate conversations with strangers. I'm also a relationship expert quoted in Cosmopolitan.

As a French-Moroccan born in Morocco, growing up in France, I developed a curiosity for identity and relationships very early, spent my teens learning to love parts of myself others rejected and praying for my parents to get a divorce.

I am a queer person of color with an invisible disability, a survivor of many things, white and hetero passing. The combination of who I am and how I pass provides me with a unique kind of privilege that I strive to leverage every day.

I want to make the world a better place for people from marginalized identities, people who've been hurt and those who love them. This is where LVRSNFRNDS comes from: I want it to be a safe space where they can make friends, talk, explore, and help each others.

Feel free to reach out! I'd especially love to hear from you if:

猸愶笍 you want to share feedback about what I do, anything,

馃 you need expert comment or interview on the topics below,

馃帣 you need a podcast guest (and you don't mind a French accent),

馃挅 you have relationship questions you think I could help with,

馃寧 you want to talk world domination business.

馃 Topics I can talk about

  • Modern relationships, all of the modern relationships,
  • Gender, sexuality, intersectionality, diversity, inclusivity (for real).
  • Social media, dating apps & alternatives, humane technology,
  • Community building, online and in person, what is IRL anyway?

馃暤锔 Things I think about a lot

  • Building a support system I wish my younger self had when going through shit.
  • Using my privilege to cultivate spaces for folks with complex identities to feel at home.
  • Using technology to help folks achieve their goals and not the other way round, creating human-centric screen time.
  • Connecting folks from all walks of life in meaningful ways and fight emotional loneliness.
  • Helping you live happily curiously ever after because whatever it means to you, I think it's a great quality.
  • Death, sex, trauma, race, gender, is prosecco an acceptable alternative to Champagne, pretty much any topic that sounds like a bad idea at family dinners.

猸愶笍 Stuff people said about me

"Everytime she opens her mouth, the world becomes a better place." 鈥 Josh

"I do not believe in many of the concepts that she is promoting. I find them highly destructive and quite offensive." 鈥 David

馃Ω Stuff that make me happy

  • Listening to rap music while eating cheese in a sunny spot.
  • Reading about the impact LVRSNFRNDS has on people lives.
  • Hanging with Ygor, my beautiful (mini not so mini bull terrier) son.
  • Simple presents for no reason... Something like a Chanel bag, nothing crazy.

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馃挬 Shit I've been through that have an impact on what I've chosen to do with my life

Migration, racism, social downgrading, domestic violence, suicide, death of a parent, rape, abusive relationships.

馃懛 Jobs I've had

  • Marketing Associate, Techstars London 2019
  • Founder & CEO, Mardi Soir
  • Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
  • Internal Control Manager, Make Up For Ever
  • Internal Controller, Parfums Christian Dior
  • Label Manager, KDBZIK
  • Advertisting Account Executive, Havas
  • Showroom Assistant, Lanvin
  • Research Assistant, SERA
  • Admin Assistant, National Hospital
  • Cashier, Intermarch茅
  • Cleaning Operative, Mairie de Blois

馃鈥嶐煄 Subjects I've studied

  • Master in Management from EDHEC Business School
  • Summer Course in Design Management from Central Saint Martin's College of Arts and Design & Parsons School of Design
  • Summer Course in IT and Internet Driven Innovation from London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Master in Luxury Management and Marketing from Ecole Sup茅rieure de Gestion
  • BA in Politics from University of Westminster

Feel free to reach out! I'd especially love to hear from you if:

猸愶笍 you want to share feedback about what I do, anything,

馃 you need expert comment or interview on anything above,

馃帣 you need a podcast guest (and you don't mind a French accent),

馃挅 you have relationship questions you think I could help with,

馃懡 you want to talk world domination business.