Public Figure Profiles

Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin

Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin is an American fiber artist, author, designer, community organizer, and curator. Ruffin creates quilts using fabric, symbolism, and references to African textile motifs that explore issues dealing with human rights, race, and gender. Her work has been exhibited across the United States, Africa, and Europe, at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the White House Rotunda, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She has been a resident artist at the Charlotte Street Foundation and a resident curator at the American Jazz Museum. Thompson-Ruffin is one of the founding members of the African American Artists Collective, a group of African American artists in Kansas City. Thompson-Ruffin was selected to create the Nelson Mandela memorial coverlet by the South African Consulate and the Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Her work is held in collections such as the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, and others. Her work has been featured on the front covers of New Letters literary journal and of KC Studio Magazine.

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Some of their strengths

Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Diplomatic, Intelligent, Practical, Kind, Charming, Energetic, and Optimistic.

Intelligent and Inquisitive

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin is someone who is an intelligent, inquisitive, and imaginative person, who is practical, considerate, kind, and diplomatic in dealings with others. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Courteous and Easygoing

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin as someone who is polite, modest, and diplomatic.

A person who tends to be socially popular, who loves intellectual or creative activities, who has a talent for communicating with and understanding the needs of others, and who seems to have a knack for getting recognized for their efforts.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is reflective, mysterious, and purposeful, who enjoys quiet and solo work, and who thrives in positions where there is no need to report to someone else.

Justice-seeking and Peaceful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin tends to be someone who loves peace and is ready to go to any costs to achieve it. Who has a taste for the good things in life, tends to be a good organizer, has a thirst for knowledge, and who tends to have the respect of friends and acquaintances.

Some of Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin's challenges

While Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin can be Self-centered, Hesitant, Narcissistic, Hypocritical, Complicated, Brusque, and Indecisive.

Hesitant and Narcissistic

One of Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin's key challenges is that they are someone who can be hesitant and narcissistic.

Indecisive and Materialistic

Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin is someone who can be indecisive, indulgent, and materialistic, who can have difficulty focusing on a single career or profession, have difficulty following orders or respecting authority, and who can suffer from "analysis paralysis".

Pleasure-seeking and Indecisive

Finally, Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin also can put others first too much, and hem-and-haw too much when making a decision.

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