Sunday Sep 26, 2021

Sophia Shapira: Emotions, Autism, Stoicism

I got to talk with Sophia Shapira. We spoke before the very first women's conference on Stoicism, Paths to Flourishing, which we co-organised, and which took place in June 2021:



About Sophia Shapira:

Sophia Elizabeth Shapira is a blogger/vlogger, former software developer, and Stoic prokopton.

She has dealt with Autism, Gender Dysphoria, and to some extent Attention Deficit Disorder for her entire life.

In early adulthood, she discovered Stoicism to be a powerful tool in navigating and dealing with these challenges. During her nearly two decades working as a software developer, she began making YouTube videos and blog posts on a wide variety of topics – some of which included her use of and experiences in Stoicism.

Her three-part YouTube presentation titled “Stoicism: My Coping Mechanism” attracted significant attention. Some years later, her blog post “Why Stoicism is Great For Activism” also received attention as did her YouTube video titled “Onion Layers and Stoicism” in which she discusses a key improvement that Modern Stoicism usually makes on Classical Stoicism – an improvement that is essential for the ancient philosophy to be relevant to someone (such as herself, she says) who deals with a diagnosable condition whose symptoms can include haywire emotions.

Learn more about Sophia:

#Stoicism​ #StoicSalon​ #KathrynKoromilas

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