“Transness is taking control to bring your body more in the line with your soul and spirit so the two aren’t fighting against each other and struggling to survive.“
- Name: SOPHIE
- Pronouns: She/her
- Born: September 17, 1986
- Died: January 30, 2021
- From: Glasgow, UK. Died in Athens, Greece.
- Occupation: Singer, record producer, songwriter and DJ
- Known For: “BIPP” (2013), “Its Okay To Cry” (2017), “UNISIL” (2021)
- Awards: Her debut album, Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, got a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
SOPHIE, also known as Sophie Xeon, was the first transgender music artist to be nominated for a Grammy. She was known for creating elctro-pop music. She was nominated for her debut album back in 2018. She began her music career in a band called “Motherland” in the late 2000s and produced for many top artists including Charli XCX, Madonna, and Vince Staples.
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