Sophie Pellegrini is the Co-Founder and Artistic & Creative Director of Ramona Magazine for Girls. She is a 25-year-old photographer and wilderness therapy field guide in Colorado. She loves crafting, playing acoustic guitar, 90s music, the smell of summer, making lists, a good nap, cuddly animals, and the cold side of the pillow. Follow Sophie on her website and on Instagram.

Posts contributed to by Sophie Pellegrini

ARTIST FEATURE: Mary Kalhor

Interview of Mary Kalhor by Sophie Pellegrini // My relationships with other women are extremely important to me and I love photographing them out of admiration.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Sofia Figliè

Interview of Sofia Figlie by Sophie Pellegrini // My favorite subject matter is scenes from everyday life. I take inspiration from my day-to-day experiences living in my small town.

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Bold and Bare: Dare to Go Bare Skin Product Review

Review by Sophie Pellegrini // Bold & Bare has a mission of “helping women feel their most confident so they can feel free to bare their natural skin, and be bold in living their life without feeling the pressure from the society.”

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ARTIST FEATURE: Phoebe Le Brocque

Interview of Phoebe Le Brocque by Sophie Pellegrini // I was raised on live music and I find so much beauty in performance. I think I’ll always gravitate towards photographing musicians.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Marta Golova

Interview of Marta Golova by Sophie Pellegrini // My experience of growing up as an immigrant has really shaped the understanding I have about self expression and self identity, this is something I hope to explore further with my work.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Isaebella Doherty

Interview of Isaebella Doherty by Sophie Pellegrini // I believe if everyone spared a little more time to the beautiful complexity of feelings, we’d understand each other a whole lot more. And it wouldn’t be as hard to exist in this world as it is sometimes.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Lea Linin

Interview of Lea Linin by Sophie Pellegrini // I love drawing people and I love vintage vernacular photography, especially photo booth portraits.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Shannon Mary

Interview of Shannon Mary by Sophie Pellegrini // My favourite thing about art is that there is no one definition of what it can be; the possibilities and interpretations are endless.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Hannah Lock

Interview of Hannah Lock by Sophie Pellegrini // With my mark-making and my bright colours, I hope I express something people haven’t seen before and they see something vibrant in my work.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Audrey Gillespie

Interview of Audrey Gillespie by Sophie Pellegrini // Working in 35mm format, there are a number of complexities that I enjoy, but most prominently, I love the control I have and the limitations it sets.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Janet Mac

Interview of Janet Mac by Sophie Pellegrini // I hope to serve as a voice for myself, people, and communities I care about. I grew up as a very shy, quiet kid so as I grow, I continue to uncover and discover my worth, truth, and value as a human and recognize that every part of me is valid.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Jessica Moritz

Interview of Jessica Moritz by Sophie Pellegrini // When I was younger, I didn’t realize the implications of being a female artist, or even of being an artist. Now that I’m more involved in the art community and also more awake, I am fully engaged in delivering art with meaning and purpose.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Hayley Kim

Interview of Hayley Kim by Sophie Pellegrini // My work process is really simple and straightforward. I usually carry my sketchbook around with me and do sketches or take some notes when I get inspired.

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Q&A: Introducing ZEMBU & Her Debut Single, Lavender Taste

Interview and photographs of ZEMBU by Sophie Pellegrini // I really want Lavender Taste to capture the simple beauty of falling in love. The subtleties of the moments that never leave you. The look, the place, the touch, the feeling, the thing. How the small moments make the big ones.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Marlene Juliane

Interview of Marlene Juliane by Sophie Pellegrini // My drawings are always about humans, especially women. I think one reason is that I can identify myself better with my figures when they are female. I often try to draw relatable situations and feelings.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Ashley Wong

Interview of Ashley Wong by Sophie Pellegrini // I love getting to sit down and have fun making something. It’s rewarding to start and finish something that’s all yours, especially when it’s as time-consuming as embroidery.

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ARTIST FEATURE: LI YA WEN (Ruby)

Interview of Li Ya Wen (Ruby) by Sophie Pellegrini // Back when I was young, every Friday I always went to this art studio run by some artists near where I live, where I studied how to perfectly draw an apple, and that’s pretty much the moment I started feeling involved in the arts.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Jenni Sparks

Interview of Jenni Sparks by Sophie Pellegrini // To any new artists out there I would give a quote that has always stuck with me: “If it is important enough to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse.”

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ARTIST FEATURE: Ramona Jingru Wang

Interview of Ramona Jingru Wang by Sophie Pellegrini // Taking photographs of myself empowers me in a way that I am in control of what to show and how I am presented.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Leia Kaprov

Interview of Leia Kaprov by Sophie Pellegrini // Self-care is very important for every artist who wants to continue making art in the long run. Burnout is very real, and I regularly check in with myself to make sure I am in a good creative place mentally. 

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ARTIST FEATURE: Elyssa Rider

Interview of Elyssa Rider by Sophie Pellegrini // I love illustrating women because I think women are wonderful. I have so much faith in them. They are tenacious, bright, simultaneously tough and soft, capable world-changers, and too often they are overlooked or disregarded.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Kathryn Rose Brown

Interview of Kathryn Rose Brown by Sophie Pellegrini // Usually, I will get ideas for illustrations when I’m just about to go to sleep or I am doing the food shop or something mundane like that.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Rachal Duggan

Interview of Rachal Duggan by Sophie Pellegrini // It is so amazing to see how people respond to your work. Of course it is not always good, but just having a platform to share, get feedback and have people pay me for my drawings is unreal.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Amber Vittoria

Interview of Amber Vittoria by Sophie Pellegrini // Gender is top-of-mind for most of the pieces I create; the experience of the woman, and intersectional feminism, are both important stories to be told.

 

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ARTIST FEATURE: Lucy Caddey

Interview of Lucy Caddey by Sophie Pellegrini // My lines are pretty shaky and messy; I couldn’t draw a neat line to save my life! It took me a long time to accept that that’s just how I draw and to accept it as my style instead of trying to be fancy and neat.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Molly Egan

Interview of Molly Egan by Sophie Pellegrini // The road from graduating college to being a professional illustrator has been a tough one, but it’s so important to keep pushing forward and make it happen!

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ARTIST FEATURE: Marie-Louise Becker

Interview of Marie-Louise Becker by Sophie Pellegrini // Drawing for me is having the freedom to change my lines at any time or choose my color scheme all over again.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Aurélia Deschamps

Interview of Aurélia Deschamps by Sophie Pellegrini // My images show a world half-way between the real, everyday and a more dreamlike one, with elements that have symbolic meaning. 

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ARTIST FEATURE: Chloe McAlister

Interview of Chloe McAlister by Sophie Pellegrini // I’m usually driven by the story-telling aspect of illustration. I suppose in that way, I treat the process like writing in a journal, or meditating.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Marte Lindholm

Interview of Marte Lindholm by Sophie Pellegrini // I want to treasure the details, our delicacy, and our strength; the ordinary and unique parts of being humans.

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Taking Up Space: Reclaiming My Body Through Weightlifting

Writing by Sophie Pellegrini // Illustration by Billie Morris // Weightlifting is one more way I get to defy the patriarchy as I build muscle, growing stronger and bigger, resisting the voices in my head and all around me that say I would be worth more if there were less of me. 

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ARTIST FEATURE: Megan Eacock

Interview of Megan Eacock by Sophie Pellegrini // I like to express the meaning of being ‘unconventional’ in my paintings; I like painting people that don’t fit the normal standard of appearance, or act in really controversial ways. 

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ARTIST FEATURE: Frances Weger

Interview of Frances Weger by Sophie Pellegrini // I have always thought that people were the most interesting thing to photograph. People’s expressions, styles, passions, and personalities are something I am always trying to capture in a portrait.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Cachete Jack

Interview of Cachete Jack by Sophie Pellegrini // We think that working in many mediums opens your mind. If you experiment, your work will evolve!

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ARTIST FEATURE: Holly Flynn

Interview of Holly Flynn by Sophie Pellegrini // My earrings are hand drawn and handmade so you won’t see any other earrings quite like them because it all comes from my head and my hands.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Caylin Yorba-Ruiz

Interview of Caylin Yorba-Ruiz by Sophie Pellegrini // I knew then and there that I wanted to make art that would raise awareness, challenge minds, and inspire social change. I want to focus specifically on empowerment, feminism, ecology, mental health, and just positive ethics and moral wellbeing. ​

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ARTIST FEATURE: Maia Boakye

Interview of Maia Boakye by Sophie Pellegrini // I think my favourite aspect of creating art is also the most frustrating sometimes. I like to make something every day and that means that I’m constantly developing and refining my craft.

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Artist Feature: Alyssa Anne

Interview of Alyssa Anne by Sophie Pellegrini // My creative process ebbs and flows like most things in life and I get into intense modes of creation.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Lorraine Nam

Interview of Lorraine Nam by Sophie Pellegrini // It takes time to hone your talent to coincide with that. I’m still working to match my own perception of what good work is!

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ARTIST FEATURE: Sally Pfeiffer

Interview of Sara Pfeiffer by Sophie Pellegrini // I started out with doodles and drawing zentangles until it eventually kind of exploded into everything else.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Sara Bryce

Interview of Sara Bryce by Sophie Pellegrini // I love symmetry, in all senses of the word. When it comes to decor, art, and even marketing, I am all about it being symmetrical!

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Q&A and Review: Overcoats’ “YOUNG”

Interview of Overcoats by Sophie Pellegrini // Review of YOUNG by Molly McKew // The electro pop-soul duo get the most out of their velvet voices in their first album, which utilises synth-pop vibes, ethereal beats, and good old fashioned hooky songwriting to create an incredibly listenable piece.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Poppy Almond

Interview of Poppy Almond by Sophie Pellegrini // I find it quite difficult to produce work quickly enough to be able to do all of the ideas that are in my head.

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Fighting Fire with Fire: Where “13 Reasons Why” Got it Wrong

Writing by Sophie Pellegrini // Image from Beth Dubber/Netflix // I think the show wants to remind its viewers that our decisions have consequences, and we should be held accountable for the way our decisions and mistakes affect others. But by that logic, perhaps we should be holding Hannah accountable as well for the way she chose to force other characters to face their mistakes.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Alia Romagnoli

Interview of Alia Romagnoli by Sophie Pellegrini // I like to use colours, geometric patterns, glitter, flowers, and polka dots, to complement and tell a story about the illustrated/photographed subject.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Ieva Ragauskaite

Interview of Ieva Ragauskaite by Sophie Pellegrini // I still tend to leave surrealistic and magic hints in my works but now I create more conscious art

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ARTIST FEATURE: Natasha Yankelevich

Interview of Natasha Yankelevich by Sophie Pellegrini // To make the best result I’m always talking with the model — making sure everything is okay, advising how to make their posing better or the face look more interesting

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ART SERIES: Agoraphobia

Art series by Sofia Podestà // This series was taken during my Icelandic travel last summer. I’ve always dreamt of traveling in Iceland.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Maudie Osbourne

Interview of Maudie Osbourne by Sophie Pellegrini // My art is very political; it stems from my interests in anti-capitalist and socialist politics.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Pauline Grazioli

Interview of Pauline Grazioli by Sophie Pellegrini // My name is Pauline, I’m from France, I’m 19 and I study the history of art as well as literature, philosophy, and history.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Clemence Leclerc

Interview of Clemence Leclerc by Sophie Pellegrini // I am Clémence Leclerc, a young redhead French girl living near Paris. I am 18 and started photography four years ago.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Jordan Thompson

Interview of Jordan Thompson by Sophie Pellegrini // For me, it’s never enough to just take a pretty picture. It has to say something. I think art is boring if it has no meaning.

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ARTIST FEATURE: Kathrynne Yu

Interview of Kathrynne Yu by Sophie Pellegrini // I really love the medium of watercolor. I don’t know, it’s just something about it that just excites me.

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Soulmates

Writing by Leigh Baird // Photograph by Sophie Pellegrini

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Hope

Writing by Connie Tran // Photograph by Sophie Pellegrini

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