Sophie Rea

Poet, youth worker and self-described lazy feminist, Sophie Rea spends time working for Q-topia (an incredible organization that supports queer youth in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa), writing, networking, crafting and performing. Sophie’s passion for words, stories and the connections between communities and their creative spaces is equal to her ability with a crochet hook. Having won the national Rising Voices Youth Poetry Slam in 2015, Sophie now plans to publish a book of their writing and (alongside other local writers) host a monthly "open-mic" night to showcase the work of other young poets.