Sofia Mella

Sofia Mella


Sofia Mella writes impractical travel tips, inexpert social commentary and indulgent confessional memoir.  Her work has been published in print and online, with an abundance of unpublished work languishing in her diary.  Sofia lives in Los Angeles with a small menagerie and a hot bass player.  She is originally from New Zealand, a small country at the bottom of the world. Not Australia. 

Sofia Mella Articles

Overdosed: My Mother's Extreme Bipolar Condition 

My mother had her first psychotic episode on her 40th birthday. As her birthday bash extended into its fourth day of drunken celebrations, it became apparent that something wasn’t right. I was 11 years old at the time and from then on, our lives were ruled by my mother’s rapid-cycling bipolar I disorder.