Interview of Sophie Cadle

Sophie Cadle was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Washington Heights. In this interview, she talks about growing up "fast" in New York City, where she explored the underground LGBT community and left home at a young age. Sophie shares her experiences with homelessness, the criminal justice system/Rikers, mental health, and suicidal ideation. As she has gotten older, Sophie has developed a practice of self care and is now an advocate for LGBT youth experiencing homelessness. She is involved with Point Source Youth and the NYC Continuum of Care Youth Action Board.

Date of Interview:

November 18, 2021

Location of Interview:

NYPL Offices, Midtown Manhattan

Place of birth:

Dominican Republic


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Interviewed by

Xiomara Sebastián Castro Niculescu

Summary by

Evie Zavidow