Sophia Lee

Sophia is a features reporter for WORLD Magazine. She graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in print journalism and East Asian language and culture. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat, Shalom. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

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Left to grieve

Family | After a suicide, loved ones left behind deal with waves of shame and guilt, but life can become good again
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/27/18, 12:11 pm

For the last several weeks of his wife Harriet’s life, Pete Deison monitored her every activity and medication regimen and held her hand as she lay in a deep funk. Every day, Deison prayed his wife would drift out of this “black cloud,” as she described it.

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Glad to be a woman

Faith & Inspiration | God made the sexes inherently different, and that’s a good thing
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/18/18, 08:13 am

I was 9 years old when I declared myself a feminist. Who knows what provoked me to take up the feminist cause—it might have been the progressive books I was reading, rebellion against the traditional family dynamics under which I grew up, or just extreme irritation that I had to wash the dishes every night because it was a “female chore” while my brother watched TV. Whatever it was, I decided at a very early age that I wanted to smash the patriarchy. 

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Love life, outsourced

Relationships | As modern dating fails them, some singles are turning to professional matchmakers
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/13/18, 12:18 pm

Adelle Kelleher once had trouble staying home at night. She was approaching her mid-30s, listening to her internal clock tick away with each unsuccessful date. On evenings when she decided to ditch the bar for her couch, she felt more anxious than relaxed: What if tonight was the night she would have met the one?

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