Who: Sarah Sophie Flicker
What: Cultural Organizer, Artist, Mother
01. Three words that describe you?
Joyful, Caring, Ridiculous
02. What’s your best and worst quality?
I’m a good listener, but I’m an organizer who isn’t very organized in my personal life.
03. Quality you most admire in a person?
04. Greatest love of your life?
My partner, my kids, my friends
05. Secret talent or a skill or trait you wish you had?
I wish I was good at crafting...
06. A piece of clothing or item that has a story behind it, what is it and what’s the story?
I love my burlesque costumes that I perform aerial lyra [hoop] on. I’ve been collecting them since my halcyon days in San Francisco. Back in the day, at Halloween, all the best vintage stores would put out burlesque costumes, Victorian dresses in perfect condition, the ideal 70’s platforms, fake fur coats, all for pennies. We would dig through it all and load up. They have all been the staples of my wardrobe since then. I have held onto most of it and cherish it all and wear it all the time. Vintage used to be totally affordable and so much fun. I miss it.
07. Share with us the last meme, tweet or Instagram post that made you laugh out loud.
One of my BFFs Amina and I send each other stupid jokes all day, also poems, which I love. The last silly one I sent her yesterday was a tweet from @ivadixit that said, “I’m just remembering that my second year in America, someone asked me to “validate their parking”, which was my first time hearing the phrase, and after blinking stupidly in silence for a full five seconds I said, ‘Well parking is really hard but I’m sure you did really well”. Any immigrant kid or first-generation kid will find this relatable.
08. What’s one thing you’ve done this year to live more consciously?
I think the last year and a half has been really hard. It has, however, been a great time to reevaluate the status quo and upend norms that don’t serve everyone. The things that we accept as immutable are less stable and more subject to change than we knew, and that is a good thing. Generally, I’ve gotten much more in touch with my gratitude for my life.
09. Place where you are happiest?
In bed cuddling with my family or traveling with them. I also love performing and bringing people together in community, for fun or for a common cause.
10. What is a cause you believe in and what’s an organization that supports it that you’d like people to know about?
SisterSong! SisterSong is a Southern based, national membership organization whose purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities. SisterSong coined the term and the movement called Reproductive Justice: SisterSong defines Reproductive Justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.
Donate and learn more here: https://sistersong.nationbuilder.com/donate
It’s so important to stay informed—any recommended reading?
Want more? Check out Sarah Sophie Flicker in conversation with our own Brooke WIlliams right here at: https://www.brownstonecowboysmagazine.com/articles/brooke-williams-and-sarah-sophie-flicker
Thank you! ;-)