Yesterday (March 8) marked International Women’s Day, an occasion marred every year by the grubby hands of late capitalism. Normally, the merch is tactless, tasteless, and trash, but this year, there’s one exception: the Bratz doll of late producer SOPHIE.
SOPHIE’s doll is part of Bratz’s month-long celebration of inspirational women, which will see the brand highlight “their lives and major moments in their careers”. SOPHIE is the first woman to be honoured in the series – a particularly poignant gesture as a trans woman.
The pioneering musician passed away in January after a sudden and tragic accident. Following her death, fans launched a petition calling on NASA to name a planet after SOPHIE. The petition read: “I want her name to be remembered and her influence to continue to flourish for many years to come.”
Last week, a collaboration between SOPHIE and producer Jlin, titled “JSLOIPHNIE”, was released as part of a compilation by Unsound Festival. You can listen to the track here, and see SOPHIE’s Bratz doll below. Sadly, it doesn’t appear to be available to buy.