As a result of her daughter’s death I really admire the stance that Sophie’s Mum has taken as a result of losing her daughter. It really is an excellent example of trying to turn a negative into a positive. The S.O.P.H.I.E. Foundation was set up by her and it’s aims are to provide work shops that challenge prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures and is also currently campaigning to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from “alternative subcultures” or “Lifestyle and Dress”. If you want to help support the foundation you can do so in many ways. You can make a donation or if you prefer, buy a t-shirt or wristband here. Illamasqua also have a pencil eyeliner dedicated to Sophie which promises to donate £3 from every purchase to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
The following video is called ‘Dark Angel’ and was commissioned by Illamasqua. It’s by Fursy Teyssier whose work I love.