in a nutshell:

  • The Fragrance Foundation Jasmine Awards 'Rising Star' 2020

  • Freelance Fashion and Beauty Editor  OX magazines 

  • Author of The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Great

 Find me on Instagram or Twitter on @sophieelkan


Currently writing on all things fashion, beauty, wellbeing and bridal

for OX magazine, OX Weddings and at 


Published by Fyne Associates, the OX titles represent the very best of Oxfordshire and beyond.


"OX Magazine is intelligent, thought-provoking, entertaining

and immerses itself in social and cultural support."

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The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Great

My book, The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Great ,was published by Green Tree

(Bloomsbury) in April 2018 and was updated in a new format in March 2020.


 The book features contributions from psychotherapist, Laura Chaisty, and GP Dr Maddy Podichetty and is illustrated by Flo Perry.  

It's a warm and empowering guide to puberty for girls and has been widely featured in the media, including The Guardian, The iPaper and also on Woman's Hour and I have spoken on this and other related topics on radio programmes including BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Oxford, BBC Berkshire and Siren FM and also for the BBC News Channel (see link below).

Most recently, I was on Claudia Winkleman's Sunday night show on Radio 2 and also TalkRadio's Badass Women's Hour. 

I've also appeared on the BBC News channel a few times, discussing adolescence-related issues.  Here (right) I'm discussing social media, along with Dr Amy Orben, College Research Fellow at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambs.


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