Sophie Lewis

Writer, Theorist, Teacher


I am currently (as of March 7, 2023) on a month-long writing residency with minimal internet and phone signal. If you are trying to contact me, please try again after April 3rd. In an emergency, please reach out to the administrators at the Hambidge Center.

I’m Sophie Lewis, writer, speaker, teacher, and recovering academic.

Ian Bonaparte, of Janklow & Nesbit, is my literary agent, and you can contact him at

I am working on a book about “enemy feminisms”: eugenic, bioconservative, capitalist and imperial feminisms, cis feminisms that rely on narratives of so-called white slavery, femonationalism, and trans-exclusionary feminism.

Right now, my first book: Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family, published by Verso Books in 2019, is available as an Audiobook, and you can find more about it here.

My short book on family abolition, Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation, is now out.

I have a “Visiting Scholar” title at the Center for Research in Feminist, Queer and Transgender Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. However, I am supported by my patreon subscribers, speaking fees, and Brooklyn Institute course enrollees. Check out my course offerings here.

Since 2013, I have lectured in thirty cities and written for dozens of magazines and journals, including The New York Times. I hope you enjoy my video and essay archives and consider supporting my work.

Octopus images by Rupa DasGupta