44 min

Suicide and Suicide Prevention Transcaster Radio

    • Personal Journals

Sophie Marie White, married with three kids, is a native of South Louisiana. She draws from her
varied experiences as a filmmaker, Director of Photography, Chiropractor, EMT, firefighter, race
car driver, and boxing promoter to inspire her acting. She began acting a little over a year ago
and since was cast in several feature films including Hummingbird and We All Think We Are
Special. Sophie was also cast in Tell Me Your Secrets and Chicago Med, in a guest-starring role,
for television. Sophie is a transgender female, and with her family, they are making their way through the
complicated transition process. She brings a unique voice that is extremely under-represented in
the film and television industry. The story Hummingbird is inspired by her transition process and
confronts suicide -- one of the most significant issues of the transgender community. Movies
often depict that once a transgender makes it to the point of reaching out for help, their struggle
is over. Her personal experience defies this stereotype, which is only the beginning of a much
longer and difficult process. To be honest, after her first reach out for help, things became more
intense and arduous. According to Sophie, “The first attempt can be a cry for help. The second is
a true attempt.” One of the biggest things that have helped her transition is sharing her stories and her struggles
with others. While each journey is different, most stories share many common themes. However,
the film community portrays the transgender female as a person wearing a dress. Her transition
has never been about a dress; it’s about how the world sees her and, most importantly, about
how she views herself. Her desire to share her journey will hopefully show others that there is
hope, and they are not alone. As always, love, light, and peace.

Sophie Marie White, married with three kids, is a native of South Louisiana. She draws from her
varied experiences as a filmmaker, Director of Photography, Chiropractor, EMT, firefighter, race
car driver, and boxing promoter to inspire her acting. She began acting a little over a year ago
and since was cast in several feature films including Hummingbird and We All Think We Are
Special. Sophie was also cast in Tell Me Your Secrets and Chicago Med, in a guest-starring role,
for television. Sophie is a transgender female, and with her family, they are making their way through the
complicated transition process. She brings a unique voice that is extremely under-represented in
the film and television industry. The story Hummingbird is inspired by her transition process and
confronts suicide -- one of the most significant issues of the transgender community. Movies
often depict that once a transgender makes it to the point of reaching out for help, their struggle
is over. Her personal experience defies this stereotype, which is only the beginning of a much
longer and difficult process. To be honest, after her first reach out for help, things became more
intense and arduous. According to Sophie, “The first attempt can be a cry for help. The second is
a true attempt.” One of the biggest things that have helped her transition is sharing her stories and her struggles
with others. While each journey is different, most stories share many common themes. However,
the film community portrays the transgender female as a person wearing a dress. Her transition
has never been about a dress; it’s about how the world sees her and, most importantly, about
how she views herself. Her desire to share her journey will hopefully show others that there is
hope, and they are not alone. As always, love, light, and peace.

44 min