I’m Samia (she/her), a writer and content strategist who lives in the Bay Area, CA. From a young age, my writing has been influenced by my identity as a listener (which is what my name means in Arabic!). I believe that the specific stories closest to our hearts are the ones that resonate with people the most.

After graduating with my B.A. in Creative Writing from Mills College (2019), I gained editorial experience through an internship at Avalon Travel (Hachette Book Group). Soon after, I became a founding team member of Kulfi Beauty (2020-2021). As the the Editor & Content Lead, I built Kulfi’s editorial platform, Bites. I am currently working on content strategy & copywriting projects with two amazing South Asian-owned businesses: Kola Goodies and Saeyri.

I’ve had the opportunity to explore South Asian identity in the lens of social justice, community-building, and literature. Previously, I was an Asian Heritage Month Team Leader at Mills College (2018 – 2019), an editorial intern with The 1947 Partition Archive (fall 2019), a founding team member & volunteer of South Asians 4 Black Lives (2020-2021), a co-host of South Asian Reading Challenge (2020), and an alumn of Bay Area Solidarity Summer (2020 cohort).