Sophie

Sophie Morgan

 

Sophie Morgan was born in 1985, Sussex. At the age of 18, Sophie acquired a spinal cord injury as a result of a car crash, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down.

After the accident she studied Art at City College Brighton & Hove, going on to complete a Fine Arts degree at Goldsmiths in London before becoming a portrait artist.

In 2004, just nine months after the accident, Sophie took part in the BBC series Beyond Boundaries which followed a group of disabled people on a coast to coast expedition across Nicaragua. Since then, Sophie has enjoyed a successful career in the world of television, in 2015 travelling to Ghana to present the BBC documentary: The World's Worst Place To Be Disabled?; being a presenter during both the Summer Paralympics of London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016 as well as co-hosting Channel 4’s The Superhuman Show.

As well as being an award-winning campaigner, she is now the Director of several companies, including the Sophie Morgan Creative, which provides services to improve disability representation while continuing her work as an artist.

Sophie is a Patron of Scope, Ambassador for Aira Wheels and Batec mobility and has been voted in the top 100 most influential people with a disability two years running.