SOPHIA NAZIRIS

If there’s one thing you could change in the fashion industry what would it be? 

 

I would change the perception and treatment of models; I would change the expectations of models to make it more diverse and accepting of all REAL people, without discrimination. For we are real people. Humans with personalities and opinions and emotions. We are not just clothes hangers. We deserve respect and to be treated as equals - we have a voice. 

 

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? 

 

In 5 years time I see myself as happy and content, but I’ll never stop striving for even better. I’m on a journey of self discovery and trying everything to figure out what it is I love - I will never stop doing this, but I’d like to think that in 5 years time I would have learnt so much more about myself and what my boundaries are. 

 

What’s the craziest thing about you?

 

I ride a motorbike, now I wouldn’t say that’s crazy in general, but it’s crazy for me. I would never have thought I’d be able to achieve going through the process of learning and getting one while dealing with my previous circumstances - but I persevered and have now been riding for almost 2 years! I can’t wait to build up the licenses to get a bigger and more powerful bike. 

 

What do you love most about yourself?

 

I love that I have become entirely open and honest, and I’ve made a pact with myself to never change that. I can live freely without fear of hiding anything and I know I can always give the full truth on anything and everything without being afraid of what the response might be, even if it isn’t to my liking. I think honesty is healing.