June 13, 2020

Pride Series - Sophie White

Pride Series - Sophie White

Pride Series Day 13 we talk to Sophie White. Sophie Marie White, married with three kids, is a native of South Louisiana. She draws from her varied experiences as a filmmaker, Director of Photography, Chiropractor, EMT, firefighter, race car driver, and boxing promoter to inspire her acting. She began acting a little over a year ago and since was cast in several feature films including Hummingbird and We All Think We Are Special. Sophie was also cast in Tell Me Your Secrets and Chicago Med, in a guest-starring role,for television. Sophie is a transgender female, and with her family, they are making their way through the complicated transition process. She brings a unique voice that is extremely under-represented in the film and television industry. The story Hummingbird is inspired by her transition process and confronts suicide -- one of the most significant issues of the transgender community. Movies often depict that once a transgender makes it to the point of reaching out for help, their struggle is over. Her personal experience defies this stereotype, which is only the beginning of a much longer and difficult process. To be honest, after her first reach out for help, things became more intense and arduous. According to Sophie, “The first attempt can be a cry for help. The second is a true attempt.” One of the biggest things that have helped her transition is sharing her stories and her struggles with others. While each journey is different, most stories share many common themes. However, the film community portrays the transgender female as a person wearing a dress. Her transition has never been about a dress; it’s about how the world sees her and, most importantly, about how she views herself. Her desire to share her journey will hopefully show others that there is hope, and they are not alone. As always, love, light, and peace.

Introduction

 

Coming out later in life can be hard to say the least. After years or decades of living in the closet and not confronting the person you are deep down inside can be overbearing. Deciding when the right time is to come out after developing a career or possibly having a family can be daunting and mentally draining on someone. Keeping yourself from being your authentic self can also have the same effects on someone. Regardless of how old you are when you come out and choose to transition it is a life altering experience that has huge ramifications in the positive and negative realm. At the end of the day and at the end of your life though you have to be true to yourself and that self-fulfilling journey will make all the good, bad and indifferent worth it. 

 

Meet Sophie White (she/her/hers)

 

Sophie Marie White, married with three kids, is a native of South Louisiana. She draws from her
varied experiences as a filmmaker, Director of Photography, Chiropractor, EMT, firefighter, race
car driver, and boxing promoter to inspire her acting. She began acting a little over a year ago
and since was cast in several feature films including Hummingbird and We All Think We Are
Special. Sophie was also cast in Tell Me Your Secrets and Chicago Med, in a guest-starring role,
for television. Sophie is a transgender female, and with her family, they are making their way through the complicated transition process. She brings a unique voice that is extremely under-represented in the film and television industry. The story Hummingbird is inspired by her transition process and confronts suicide -- one of the most significant issues of the transgender community. Movies often depict that once a transgender makes it to the point of reaching out for help, their struggle is over. Her personal experience defies this stereotype, which is only the beginning of a much longer and difficult process. To be honest, after her first reach out for help, things became more intense and arduous. According to Sophie, “The first attempt can be a cry for help. The second is a true attempt.” One of the biggest things that have helped her transition is sharing her stories and her struggles with others. While each journey is different, most stories share many common themes. However, the film community portrays the transgender female as a person wearing a dress. Her transition has never been about a dress; it’s about how the world sees her and, most importantly, about how she views herself. Her desire to share her journey will hopefully show others that there is hope, and they are not alone. As always, love, light, and peace. 

 

Podcast Episode

In this episode, we talk about:

-       Trans Resources

-       Coming out later in life

-       Pride being a support system

-       Coming out to your parents

 

Quotables

 

“I hid for so long I was scared of Pride.” – Sophie White

 

“Pride has a very interesting meaning it means that I can finally be me and support others to be who they are.” – Sophie White

 

“Since I’ve been out I have met so many people, some are still hiding, some are out, some don’t present themselves as trans, that community and connecting with that community and what it does for your self-esteem.” – Sophie White

 

“Show the world we are here, we’re not going anywhere.” – Sophie White

 

Resources

 

Nola Transgender Institute 

https://www.nolatransgender.com

 

Find Sophie

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/rory.white.5

 

IMDB

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3600807/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 

 

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