elcome to Dear Sophia, an exclusive and in-depth fansite dedicated the talented actress Sophia Bush. Through her career, Sophia has captured film and television audiences alike, with her strong performances and diverse characters. She’s probably most known for her roles as Brooke Davies in the long running television series “One Tree Hill”, as Beth in the iconic “John Tucker Must Die” and as Erin Lindsay on “Chicago P.D.”.

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Sara • February 14, 2018 • 0 Comments

Hello friends! The Outrage has just revealed their new collection “The Outrage x Sophia Bush”, which is a line of t-shirts designed by none other than our girl. 100% of the profits goes to Planned Parenthood, an organization which Sophia has voiced her support for on several occasion! She wrote on her instagram: “Happy Galentine’s Day to my gals and all the ladies out there who pack a punch! To celebrate badass babes everywhere, and their rights, I designed a t-shirt with @theoutrageonline to benefit @plannedparenthood! 100% of the proceeds of this shirt go to the organization and will help them continue to serve millions of women, and men, every year.” As always, I’m so proud of Sophia!

Our gallery has been updated with a couple of photos Sophia has shared today to reveal the new collection, and you can find the links and previews below. Make sure to also order your very own T-shirt at The Outrage, over at this link!

Sara • February 03, 2018 • 0 Comments

Hello Sophia fans! Our girl recently invested in a new business on Library Street in Detroit, “Detroit Blows“. A dollar from every service done at the salon is given to a group called Detroit Grown, which fuels female entrepreneurs. Some of that money also goes to alternatives for girls, a non-profit help for homeless girls and women. You can read more about it below, and watch Sophia describe the project herself in the video!

DETROIT (WJBK) – Sophia Bush is a popular actress last seen on Chicago PD – and now the star and activist is in Detroit to make a difference for women entrepreneurs.

You’re looking at what happens when big city pride meets big-time star power. “Detroit has big city pride and (it is great) to see so many wonderful entrepreneurs coming in and investing their dollars and pulling dollars back into the city,” said Bush.

Detroit Blows is a new business on Library Street, downtown. Makeup, nails and a blowout – you can get it done here. But it’s what you don’t see that’s amazing.

Sophia Bush decided to invest in it because of where every dollar goes. “Really figuring out how to do good for your community,” she said. “Not just because you should, but because you want to, is the way you energetically change things in business and also for yourself personally.”

Bush and co-founders of Detroit Blows, Katy Cockrel and Nia Batts, are happy to donate a dollar from every service to a group called Detroit Grown, which fuels female entrepreneurs. Some of that money going to alternatives for girls – a non-profit helping at risk and homeless girls and women.

Bush said she is happy to announce how two local women will benefit right away.

“They both want to look at cosmetology as a career path,” she said. “So the grant is going to make sure they can do that. They’ll also have opportunities here to shadow staff and really get hands on experience and learn, and that’s what it’s all about.”

Alternatives for Girls was going to get a $3,500 micro grant. Bedrock decided to match it, resulting in $7,000 helping that group. It’s a social enterprise. Business that’s about boosting the community it serves.

“Affording clients the opportunity to not only take care of themselves by coming here for a blowout or makeup or a beauty service,” said Cockrel. “But to be able to give back while they do that.”

Aside from being good friends, or as Sophia and Nia would tell you, sisters, having the former Chicago P.D. star on board has been a gift in many ways.

“She was the first person that stepped up and said this is a great idea let’s do it,” said Nia Batts. “I said I wanted to do it in Detroit first, because that’s home and she said, let’s do it. So to have someone who supports your dreams in this way is just a real blessing.”

Bush is proud to invest the blessing-supportive of the social consciousness here, but there’s more.

“There’s plenty of salons around, but what most people don’t know that there’s not one single one except Detroit Blows that’s fully non-toxic,” Bush said. “So we are thinking about how to give people what they want and positively impact the environment.”

Sara • January 22, 2018 • 0 Comments

Hello Sophia fans! On January 20, Sophia attended the 2018 Women’s March in Los Angeles. On the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March, a reprise protest march with coordinated mass rallies was held in several cities, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants, in hundreds of cities, towns and suburbs in the United States, with sister rallies in Canada, the UK, Japan, Italy and other countries. Some of the largest rallies in the United States were held in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, and Atlanta. Our girl participated in the Los Angeles one, and spoke on stage during the march!

Our gallery has been updated with high quality photos of Sophia on stage, and below the cut you can find two videos from the day. One of Sophia’s speech, and one where she speaks with Glitter TV about the event!

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Sara • November 28, 2017 • 1 Comment

Hello friends! Earlier today (November 28), Sophia attended an event with PayPal to spread the word about “Giving Tuesday”. E News! put together a great article about the event and Sophia which you can read below, where they also put some spotlight on the many philanthropic organizations she has supported over the years. Watching her promote such important causes increase my admiration for her every time – she really is the perfect role model! I have added the first high quality photos to our gallery.

E News! | Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, it’s time for Giving Tuesday. Sophia Bush teamed up with PayPal to spread the word about the charitable movement, now in its sixth year. Through Dec. 31, the company will add 1 percent to all donations made through the PayPal Giving Fund; last year, its users donated more than $48 million globally. “When you’re thinking about what 1 percent can do,” Bush said, “it does a lot!”

Bush has supported a number of philanthropic organizations over the years, including charity: water, The Girl Project, The Nature Conservancy and Pencils of Promise. After a weekend of spending, she said it’s time to “re-frame” how we contribute to society. “I was watching the news Saturday morning and they were saying retailers did $5 billion in revenue on Black Friday. I caught myself almost gasping, and I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be incredible if a percentage of that was going to charity? To kids in schools who don’t have textbooks, or not enough to eat? Or services that are protecting the most vulnerable people in our society?'” she asked E! News. “Understanding the way finances move around at this time of year, I think that’s why I’m so excited about Giving Tuesday. It’s really nice to give everybody a good reminder that we can give back and take care of each other.”

Admittedly, the 35-year-old former Chicago P.D. star is “deeply passionate” about causes like education access and environmental rights. “Take charity: water, for example. In a place where water access can be difficult, it’s the girls who get pulled out of school to go and collect water,” Bush said. “I love finding organizations that fall into those categories, that are doing great work. The Nature Conservancy has just been doing everything right—forever—where the environment is concerned, and all my work with Pencils of Promise led me to working with The Girl Project. Cindi Leive established that at Glamour, and what excites me is that the program works in 96 countries simultaneously. It addresses case-by-case, in-country needs to make sure girls have education access.”

Bush often promotes causes that are near and dear to her heart on social media, and she encourages others to do the same on Giving Tuesday. “Any time you can tell a story about an experience you had, or a reason something is meaningful to you, or a person you know who was supported by an organization that you’ve worked with, you really can put a face to things. And that’s how we’re all affected, you know?” the former One Tree Hill star said. “We care deeply about each other—and it’s harder, I think, if it’s just about numbers.”
Like many people at this time of year, Bush is counting her blessings and taking stock of her life. “I’m always, first and foremost, grateful for my friends. Truly. Friends and family make everything worth it,” she said. “And then, I think in sort of larger world issues, I’m really grateful conversations are being had that needed to be had for decades, about how we treat people and women in the world. I’m incredibly grateful for all of the change makers who are out there dedicating their time and their energy to making the world a better place and a safer place.”

And as she embarks on a “newer and deeper” career path, she laughed, “I’m grateful that I’m home for the first time in 15 years!” But, in all sincerity, Bush told E! News, “I’m starting to go through outlines and scripts and figure out what the next project is. It’s really thrilling, after all these years of starring on a show, to know I’m going to be more in the driver’s seat. I am really excited about it.”

Sara • October 22, 2017 • 0 Comments

Yesterday (October 21st), Sophia was keynote speaker at the Create & Cultivate conference‘s Second Annual Style Summit. The Summit was a a get-together for women looking to make bold moves in their careers and personal lives, and was held in Houston. Our gallery has been updated with two photos from the event, and you can read People Magazine’s article with parts of an interview done with Sophia ahead of the conference below.

People | Sophia Bush has long used her social media feeds as a place to voice her feelings on hot-button issues like the presidential election and gun control. But in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, she’s spoken up even more about women’s rights and the harassment so many females face on a daily basis.

That’s why the timing was so perfect for Bush to serve as keynote speaker of the Create & Cultivate conference‘s Second Annual Style Summit (in partnership with Simon Malls) in Houston on Saturday, a get-together for women looking to make bold moves in their careers and personal lives.

Ahead of the conference — which was planned before Harvey hit the Texas city and raised funds for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund — Bush spoke to PEOPLE about the organization and her passion for women’s rights.

“Even in ‘advanced’ countries, women are ignored, passed over, mistreated and subjugated at rates that are unacceptable,” she said. “It’s impossible not to feel frustrated when you look at the data that shows us this unfortunate reality. And until those numbers change, I’ll be rallying around, and for, women. We shouldn’t have to work so hard just to get to the starting line. The starting line should be the same for all of us.”

The actress recently shared her own #metoo story following the Weinstein allegations, and said she believes the words ‘me too’ are “the two most powerful words in the English language. If we can use them as a bridge to join hands with other women and create authentic support systems for one another, we can do anything. Being there for other women. Believing other women. Standing up for other women. Showing up for other women. It starts there.”