Sophie Lewis

Writer, Theorist, Teacher

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

In February 2025, my love letter to feminism and compendium of the feminisms we love to dismiss, Enemy Feminisms: TERFs, Policewomen, and Girlbosses Against Liberation will be out from Haymarket Books.

My first book: Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family, was published by Verso Books in 2019. My second short book on family abolition, Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation, was published in 2022 (also by Verso). Both are available as audiobooks.

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 a free-lancer supported by my patreon subscribers, speaking fees, and Brooklyn Institute course enrollees. Check out my course offerings here.

Octopus images by Rupa DasGupta