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Sophie White

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Ep. 080: Sophie White: Transgender Actress and Producer With a Powerful Story of Hope and Courage

High While Clean presented by Recovery Ecosystem

Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity or expression (masculine, feminine, other) is different from their sex (male, female) at birth. Gender identity refers to one’s internal understanding of one’s own gender, or the gender with which a person identifies. Gender expression is a term used to describe people’s outward presentation of their gender.Gender identity and sexual orientation are different facets of identity. Everyone has a gender identity and a sexual orientation, but a person’s gender does not determine a person’s sexual orientation. Transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or none of the above.Are You confused yet. It can be confusing but the bigger question I propose is how judgmental are you or why does it really matter or how does this affect your life? Can a biological male be a lesbian? If this question seems crazy, then your probably not that different than many people out there and probably because you’re unaware of this paradigm. This paradigm says that a transwoman can count as a lesbian; and that many do.Though precise statistics are unavailable, many transwomen are exclusively female-attracted. Prior to transition, they’re what we would ordinarily call heterosexual, or straight: males attracted to the opposite biological sex. When transition occurs, this pattern of attraction usually persists. But, for some, it’s unacceptable to now think of themselves as straight – for this carries with it a lingering connotation of manhood, now rejected. Hence some transwomen self-identify as lesbians. Stay tuned for my guest today, Sophie White who is an actress, producer, director, etc., and fits this exact category. Lets get high today. No better time than now. My name is Eric McCoy and welcome back to high while clean. What people don’t understand causes hatred for reasons that I can’t personally understand because, to me, this is what makes life exciting. Our journey can be confusing at times and the sad part, is that much of this hatred that others have for those they don’t understand are just as confusing for those who are dealing with it. What I find fascinating, and this will make a little more sense once I introduce my guest today; are those individuals filled with judgement and condemnation that say things are choices meaning that they at some point in time struggled with the very thing and made a choice to go the other direction otherwise they wouldn’t be able to say that. I am very excited to introduce my guest today and who has dealt with the very same dilemma that my son has struggled with. My son, as I have mentioned numerous times on my show was born a female and transitioned to a male and I also have my dear friend Lona Currie, the transgender mentor and also my co-host of “walk a mile in my shoes.” Sophie WhiteSophie white has been in the entertainment industry for many years in lots of different roles and it wasn’t long ago that she officially came out as a transgender. She is that picture of courage in living in a world that is becoming more excepting but still not to where we would like things to be.

49mins

21 Sep 2021

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What It's Like... to be Sophie White

What It's Like ... with Luce

On today’s episode, I’m sitting down with bestselling author of Filter This, Unfiltered and most recently, Corpsing: My Body and Other Horror Shows. Growing up in Dublin, pursuing writing was never in the plans and ambitions of this week’s guest. Always creative, however, she went down an artistic path and chose to delve deeper into the world of sculpture. During her early twenties, following a bad experience with drugs, she suffered a nervous breakdown that quickly derailed everything and set her on an entirely new trajectory. From cheffing and catering with her husband to stumbling upon the opportunity to write a food column in one of Ireland’s national newspapers, things started to look up for the budding novelist and once she got a taste for creating narratives, she couldn’t get enough. Currently working on the second draft of her fifth book, she shares with me the struggles of getting published, how she overcomes self doubt and everything in between. Here’s what it’s like to be Sophie White. Find out more about Sophie and her work here  Follow Sophie on social media @sophiewhitewhoop

50mins

25 May 2021

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Sophie White (PLUS RHONY S13 Premiere Thoughts!)

Housewives And Me

After a brief break, Conor is back with another amazing guest to chat all things Real Housewives! This week author and podcaster Sophie White joins Conor to discuss how influencers and the Housewives have lots in common, how "Housewives" is a verb not a show you watch (it makes sense! Honestly), discovering the wild world of RHOBH and as a true crime expert Sophie gives her take on the Jen Shah arrest on RHOSLC. Plus to celebrate the return of Real Housewives of New York, Conor dives deep into the season 13 premiere with a selection of your comments from social media! Haven't caught the episode yet? Don't worry, the RHONY chat is from 1.05 - 13.05 if you need to skip! You can check out Sophie White's amazing book Corpsing here (it will say "pre-order" but the book is available now!) and her novels Filter This and Unfiltered are also available now. Sophie is also a co-host of podcasts like Creep Dive and Mother of Pod. She's also got a weekly column with the Sunday Independent including a recent piece on Real Housewives which you can find here. Sophie is also on Instagram. You can find this podcast on both Instagram and Twitter and follow Conor on Instagram and Twitter too! New episodes arrive every Tuesday, subscribe so you never miss an episode. If you’re enjoying the show and listening on Apple Podcasts rating and reviewing the show is a huge help. Thanks for listening!

1hr 19mins

11 May 2021

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'Misplaced Worship' - Sophie White (Kingdom Camp - Session 2)

C3 Youth Salisbury

'Misplaced Worship' - Sophie White (Kingdom Camp - Session 2) by C3 Youth Salisbury

28mins

2 May 2021

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123: Heathers with Sophie White

Juvenalia

(CN: Heathers is a dark movie that deals with suicide, murder, homophobia, fatphobia, and eating disorders. We discuss all of those things in this episode so if you need to skip this one we get it.) Sophie White of The Creep Dive and Mother Of Pod returns to Juvenalia to talk about the extremely dark 1989 horror comedy Heathers. We talk about the chemistry of Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, how dark, dark, super dark this film, how it’s still funny though, about the disastrous 2018 TV reboot, the wonderful music, and about dark teen comedies in general. Sophie White is @sophwhitewhoop on instagram. Her amazing new book Corpsing: My Body And Other Horror Stories  is out now on Tramp Press. Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now. Andrea is no longer on social media but you can find her on the Nialler9 Podcast and at her wonderful newsletter at andreacleary.substack.com Thank you to Dee McDonnell for our artwork. We have a Patreon! You can get bonus episodes and free lil bits of merch. It's patreon.com/juvenalia  Juvenalia is a Tall Tales podcast. Thank you Cassie.

1hr 10mins

31 Mar 2021

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Girls Chat with - Ps. Ash Murphy & Sophie White

C3 Youth Salisbury

Week 5 of our Kingdom series we had two interviews, one for the girls and one for the guys. Here is part 1 with the guys - recorded 26.02.2021.

22mins

27 Feb 2021

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'Clean hands, pure heart' - Sophie White

C3 Youth Salisbury

Wk 3 of our series 'we are the revolution' - 30.10.2020

22mins

1 Nov 2020

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Sophie White, "Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana" (UNC Press, 2019)

New Books in French Studies

In her prize-winning study Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Colonial Louisiana (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, 2019), award-winning historian Sophie White (Professor of American Studies, Africana Studies, History, and Gender Studies, and Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame) beautifully brings to life the lives and experiences of a number of enslaved women and men whose individual stories have heretofore never been told. In eighteenth-century New Orleans, the legal testimony of some 150 enslaved women and men--like the testimony of free colonists--was meticulously recorded and preserved. Questioned in criminal trials as defendants, victims, and witnesses about attacks, murders, robberies, and escapes, they answered with stories about themselves, stories that rebutted the premise on which slavery was founded.Focusing on four especially dramatic court cases, Voices of the Enslaved draws us into Louisiana’s courtrooms, prisons, courtyards, plantations, bayous, and convents to understand how the enslaved viewed and experienced their worlds. As they testified, these individuals charted their movement between West African, indigenous, and colonial cultures; they pronounced their moral and religious values; and they registered their responses to labor, to violence, and, above all, to the intimate romantic and familial bonds they sought to create and protect. Their words--punctuated by the cadences of Creole and rich with metaphor--produced riveting autobiographical narratives as they veered from the questions posed by interrogators.Carefully assessing what we can discover, what we might guess, and what has been lost forever, Sophie White offers both a richly textured account of slavery in French Louisiana and a powerful meditation on the limits and possibilities of the archive.Awards and Distinctions for Voices of the Enslaved: 2019 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association Co-Winner of the 2020 Summerlee Book Prize, Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University Honorable Mention, 2020 Merle Curti Social History Award, Organization of American Historians Jerrad P. Pacatte is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick studying eighteenth and nineteenth century African American women’s history, slavery and emancipation in colonial America and the Atlantic world, and the history of slavery and capitalism. Follow him on Twitter @Jerrad_Pacatte! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/french-studies

1hr 16mins

29 Jul 2020

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Sophie White, "Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana" (UNC Press, 2019)

New Books in African American Studies

In her prize-winning study Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Colonial Louisiana (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, 2019), award-winning historian Sophie White (Professor of American Studies, Africana Studies, History, and Gender Studies, and Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame) beautifully brings to life the lives and experiences of a number of enslaved women and men whose individual stories have heretofore never been told. In eighteenth-century New Orleans, the legal testimony of some 150 enslaved women and men--like the testimony of free colonists--was meticulously recorded and preserved. Questioned in criminal trials as defendants, victims, and witnesses about attacks, murders, robberies, and escapes, they answered with stories about themselves, stories that rebutted the premise on which slavery was founded.Focusing on four especially dramatic court cases, Voices of the Enslaved draws us into Louisiana’s courtrooms, prisons, courtyards, plantations, bayous, and convents to understand how the enslaved viewed and experienced their worlds. As they testified, these individuals charted their movement between West African, indigenous, and colonial cultures; they pronounced their moral and religious values; and they registered their responses to labor, to violence, and, above all, to the intimate romantic and familial bonds they sought to create and protect. Their words--punctuated by the cadences of Creole and rich with metaphor--produced riveting autobiographical narratives as they veered from the questions posed by interrogators.Carefully assessing what we can discover, what we might guess, and what has been lost forever, Sophie White offers both a richly textured account of slavery in French Louisiana and a powerful meditation on the limits and possibilities of the archive.Awards and Distinctions for Voices of the Enslaved: 2019 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association Co-Winner of the 2020 Summerlee Book Prize, Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University Honorable Mention, 2020 Merle Curti Social History Award, Organization of American Historians Jerrad P. Pacatte is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick studying eighteenth and nineteenth century African American women’s history, slavery and emancipation in colonial America and the Atlantic world, and the history of slavery and capitalism. Follow him on Twitter @Jerrad_Pacatte! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies

1hr 16mins

29 Jul 2020

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Sophie White, "Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana" (UNC Press, 2019)

New Books in History

In her prize-winning study Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Colonial Louisiana (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, 2019), award-winning historian Sophie White (Professor of American Studies, Africana Studies, History, and Gender Studies, and Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame) beautifully brings to life the lives and experiences of a number of enslaved women and men whose individual stories have heretofore never been told. In eighteenth-century New Orleans, the legal testimony of some 150 enslaved women and men--like the testimony of free colonists--was meticulously recorded and preserved. Questioned in criminal trials as defendants, victims, and witnesses about attacks, murders, robberies, and escapes, they answered with stories about themselves, stories that rebutted the premise on which slavery was founded.Focusing on four especially dramatic court cases, Voices of the Enslaved draws us into Louisiana’s courtrooms, prisons, courtyards, plantations, bayous, and convents to understand how the enslaved viewed and experienced their worlds. As they testified, these individuals charted their movement between West African, indigenous, and colonial cultures; they pronounced their moral and religious values; and they registered their responses to labor, to violence, and, above all, to the intimate romantic and familial bonds they sought to create and protect. Their words--punctuated by the cadences of Creole and rich with metaphor--produced riveting autobiographical narratives as they veered from the questions posed by interrogators.Carefully assessing what we can discover, what we might guess, and what has been lost forever, Sophie White offers both a richly textured account of slavery in French Louisiana and a powerful meditation on the limits and possibilities of the archive.Awards and Distinctions for Voices of the Enslaved: 2019 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association Co-Winner of the 2020 Summerlee Book Prize, Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University Honorable Mention, 2020 Merle Curti Social History Award, Organization of American Historians Jerrad P. Pacatte is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick studying eighteenth and nineteenth century African American women’s history, slavery and emancipation in colonial America and the Atlantic world, and the history of slavery and capitalism. Follow him on Twitter @Jerrad_Pacatte! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

1hr 16mins

29 Jul 2020

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