Where Love Lives: Episode 4 with Sophie Heawood (10/10/2021)
Welcome to the 4th episode of Where Love Lives! We’re 4 episodes in already and I’m really enjoying this first season, I hope you are too!
So far, we have had musical guests, Jazzie B, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and most recently Smokin’ Jo, but I really want to make the guests on the podcast as varied as possible, so for this episode I’m delighted to have as my guest author and journalist Sophie Heawood, who popped into the podcast studios at Soho Radio for a chinwag about the things she loves, outside of the traditional romantic narrative.
I wanted to have Sophie on as my guest as I was really interested in her book, The Hungover Games, which is a memoir about how she was jolted into adulthood as a single mother by accidentally falling pregnant in LA after a one night stand, and how she has coped with being situated outside of family norms by “having some of the pages missing.” There is so much negative representation of single motherhood, so I wanted to celebrate Sophie and her book, and also make those women listening to this show – and all people – who also feel like they sit outside the dominant narrative to feel heard and seen.
Where Love Lives is basically a middle finger to societal expectations of femininity and normative notions of how we can find happiness and joy in our lives. So join me and Sophie, middle fingers firmly up, to chat about her loves which include the constantly sunny LA and the strong bonds she has with her teddy bears…