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Sophie Showed Me The Cybernetic Divinity of Being Trans

Sophie Showed Me The Cybernetic Divinity of Being Trans

When Sophie was asked "do you believe in god" during a 2018 interview with Paper Magazine, the avant-garde pop musician responded simply:“Yes. Sophie’s tragic death was felt especially hard by the trans community, which the once-mysterious pop star had embraced since coming out of self-imposed obscurity with the 2018 release of The Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides. Tracks like “Faceshopping” embrace body modification and plastic surgery as a form of self-determination—an undeniably trans narrative. It was through Sophie’s music that I began to see my own transness as a kind of beautiful cyborg divinity. I remember leaving early with my then-girlfriend, both of us exhausted and assured that we would get a chance to see the enigmatic pop star perform again.