We want to celebrate and introduce you to the next generation of creators who are makers making things, especially in the name of a social good and activism! I'm excited to share with you the first Q&A of a series of Q&A's we'll do with young creatives who inspire us, starting with teen kween Sofia Bews.
If you would like to nominate someone to be considered for this series, get at us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Full Name: Sofia Bews
Where /If you go to school: Baldwin High School
Tell us a little about yourself – where do you live?
I live on Maui, Hawaii, I have a golden lab named Milo. My dog is my son he is very beautiful. I contribute art & photographs to Rookiemag. I love glitter and almost always have glitter nail polish on. My favorite color is pink and I painted my room that color last year.
How would you describe yourself to someone who had never met you but had to buy you clothes?
My style is mostly 90's clothes. I love a nice pair of loose jeans and interesting t-shirts. I also love cute skirts that end two inches above the knee and a cute blouse! Sweater are also ?????? I love knit sweaters.
Who is your favorite artist and why?
My favorite artist....That's actually very hard for me to choose. I don't study artists a lot (at all). My favorite classic artist would have to be Claude Monet or Michelangelo. I also looove Salvador Dali and Matisse and Richard Estes.
When someone looks at your Instagram account, what do you hope they get out of it?
Interested? I want them to be drawn in and make them want to look more.
Do you call yourself and activist? What is the cause you feel most passionately about?
I don't think I would call myself an activist sadly because I'm scared of what people will think about me when I talk about my views. But I am very passionate about Women's Rights.
Who are your favorite Instagram accounts?
My favorite Instagram accounts...Ooo I have so many. Here are a few: @iamshelbyhamilton. @kirbyjenner, @isabizzy, @theskinnyartist, @themessyheads, @ilovebrucewillis, @kianafer...I could go on.
What’s your “aesthetic” – that overused term that is really funny when a person actually tries to answer the question. It can be a list of things that pop into your head that comprise ‘you’.
My "aesthetic" is sparkles/glitter, roses, bodies of water like lakes, flowers, heels, satin, classic teen worrying about boys. Honestly the Virgin Suicides is my aesthetic hahaha.
If you were to pick three things from our site to get, what would they be?
If I had to pick three things from your site I would pick the feminist name plate necklace, the clueless pennant or the girl power t-shirt with the two girls on the front. Honestly every thing is so cute.
If you were going to make me a mix tape , list 5-10 songs you’d put on it?
I love making playlists so my ideal playlist that covers all of the music genres that I listen to would be this:
- Honeymoon- Lana del Rey
- So fresh, So clean- OutKast
- Jungle- Drake
- Run on- Moby
- Baby Blue or Easy Easy- King Krule
- Boyz- MIA
- Henrietta- The Fratellis
- Lost- Frank Ocean
- Coming Home- Leon Bridges
- Perdoname- Deorro
(My spotify is Sofia Bews if ya want to check it out)
You can also follow her on Instagram @BeanParty and on her blog sofiabewsblog.wordpress.com