Sophie Christophy is a feminist and children’s rights activist, primarily working on deconstructing patriarchy from childhood socialization in education and family culture. She is a conduit for the emergence of a consent and rights-based social and environmental paradigm, working with individuals and organisations on deschooling, integrating consent and rights-based principles into practice, and on enhancing authenticity, integrity and transparency by aligning principles with practice (beliefs with behavior). She also works these principles in her own life.
In January 2018 she co-founded a consent-based, self-directed, rights-based education setting called the Cabin, for home educated young people aged 5-11, as a space to realise children’s rights in the here and now, and to model this kind of practice and culture. To our knowledge the Cabin is the first explicitly consent-based education setting for children in the UK, and also the first to identify itself as Education Positive – a transdisciplinary education philosophy that breaks down traditional subject silos, hierarchy and gatekeeping, and instead is curiosity driven, problem oriented, critical, an open access approach rooted in children’s rights. In 2020 she co-founded the Lodge, a follow on setting from the Cabin, that will hold community for young people up to the age of 16.
From 2018-2021 she was a Trustee and then CEO of Phoenix Education, a charity working to embed collaborative and rights based culture in education in the UK.
You can find documentation of her ongoing self-directed academic work – an Unschooled Master of Arts in Children’s Rights, Parenthood and Education – here.
To work with Sophie, you can contact her here: