Sophia Kercher

I am a question-asker, reader, cocktail-drinker and writer living in Los Angeles. I like to think of myself as the woman in The Doors' song “L.A. Woman” but I've been told I'm more like the girl in Journey's “Don't Stop Believing.'”

 

Age: 27

 

Twitter: @sophiakercher

 

Email: Sophia@sophiakercher.net

 

What I Do, Job-wise: I write regularly for the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly. I'm also working with authors, journalists, and educators to launch Literature for Life (http://literatureforlife.net), an educational outreach program that hooks up kids from South LA (and elsewhere) with literature that they can relate to.

 

What I Do, Fun-wise: Explore LA and its endless neighborhoods/nightlife establishments, read voraciously, lounge on the couch and talk about life with my three beautiful house mates, experiment in the kitchen and hula-hoop.

 

My Motto: "Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life." -Langston Hughes

 

My Anti-Motto: I'm too old for that. 

 

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Prince William

 

My “celebs to make out with” list: Jack Kerouac, Penelope Cruz, R. Kelly. And I really want to hold Jon Hamm's hand (I live in your city Hamm, we could make this happen).

 

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: "A Case of You” by Joni Mitchell

 

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: “Anagrams” by Lorrie Moore

 

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Black flats.

 

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Ayur Medic facial cleansers and lotions, fire engine red lipsticks, and Aquafour.

 

I smell like: On a good day I smell like the beach, a whiskey and ginger cocktail, and Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap.

 

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Nah.