Read on below to learn a bit more about Sofia and why having people over the years tell her she COULDN'T achieve her dreams has been empowering to her.
What does being your own dream girl mean to you?
It means being true to me, and being myself 100% of the time. I spent so many years in my teens and twenties trying to please others and being the person I thought others wanted and needed me to be. Sincerity and honesty in who you are, and how you project into the world, makes someone the dream girl to themselves and to others.
Did you have an ultimate "Be Your Own Dream Girl" influence growing up? If so, who and why?
Thinking back on it, I don't feel like I had enough female role models to look up to, especially within music and composition/technology. I have always been a fan of Suzanne Ciani (synth and modular queen) and of Bjork's aesthetic and attitude which are both so uniquely hers.
In your opinion, what is the most empowering thing about yourself? Or what is the most empowering thing you have done for yourself?
Just being here, doing what I'm doing, after years and handfuls of people telling me I wouldn't be. These hurdles I've had to overcome professionally and personally have made me feel empowered, and standing up for myself and being unapologetically myself do, too.
If you could take yourself on a summer vacation anywhere, where would you go and why?
Would a three month vacation all over the world count? :P If I had to narrow it down, though it would be either Morocco or the Galapagos Islands. I've never been to either, but I'd love to go to Morocco because of the rich culture, history, colors and beauty of the landscape. And definitely the Galapagos Islands because I love marine animals, nature and the ocean, and want nothing more than to swim with the turtles.
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