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40 Women to Watch 2019: Sofie Hagen is a comedian and fat acceptance activist

Sofie Hagen

Sofie Hagen is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Sofie Hagen is an award-winning comedian and a fat acceptance movement activist. In 2013, Time Out identified Hagen as “One to Watch”. Hagen won the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year the same year – the first woman to win the award. Besides performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sofie has won the 2014 Chortle Award for Best Newcomer and was nominated for 2016 Danish Comedian of the Year.

Sofie has also gone the extra step at shows by asking fans how to implement techniques to help reduce their anxiety. In January 2018, she wrote an article in The Guardian calling for people to stop dieting, labeling it as “boring”, “triggering”, and “neither feminist – nor healthy.”